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(Meat Miso-style) Eggplant Miso For Vegans

(Meat Miso-style) Eggplant Miso For Vegans

I used eggplant and mushrooms instead of meat for this miso paste. It doesn't look so appetizing, but it's good for your health as it cuts down on the calories.

Ingredients: maybe 2 servings

Eggplant - small Japanese type
1 medium size
Mushrooms (if you use shiitake mushrooms it becomes more Japanese style flavor)
4
Vegetable oil (not necessary if using a non-stick pan)
1 tablespoon
☆Miso
1 tablespoon
☆Sake (water is also ok)
1 tablespoon
☆Sugar
1 scant tablespoon
☆Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
☆Ginger (grated)
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Remove the eggplant stems and keep the skins. Discard the root ends of the mushrooms and finely chop each ingredient.
2. Mix the ☆ ingredients.
3. Pour vegetable oil in a pot. When it's heated, add eggplant and mushrooms. Fry until it gets soft (heat over low to medium heat for about 3 minutes).
4. Add the ☆ combined ingredients from Step 2. When everything is mixed together, stir in sesame oil and it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is one of the series of "I can eat many bowls of rice with this!"
Meat miso has been pretty popular but since I don't eat meat, this is MY favorite recipe! It's 105 kcal per serving but if you don't use oil for frying it will be 50 kcal!