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Zucchini with Miso Sauce Baked with Cheese

Zucchini with Miso Sauce Baked with Cheese

I mixed sautéed zucchini with miso sauce and baked it with some cheese. Miso and cheese make a perfect combination.

Ingredients

Zucchini (extra large)
10 slices in the round
◆ Miso
2 heaping teaspoons
◆ Sake
2 teaspoons
◆ Mirin
1 teaspoon
◆ Sugar
1 heaping teaspoon
◆ Grated cheese
1 heaping teaspoon
◆ Ground sesame seeds
1 teaspoon
Shredded pizza cheese
As needed

Steps

1. Mix together all of the ◆ seasoning ingredients, taking care not to leave lumps in the miso.
2. I used a zucchini as thick as a daikon radish. Slice it into 1 cm rounds. Heat vegetable oil in a pan, and fry both sides of the zucchini slices until golden brown, then cover with a lid, and steam.
3. Once the slices are tender, transfer to a serving plate.
4. Drizzle the miso sauce evenly over the zucchini, and add cheese to taste.
5. Bake in a oven or on a grill until the cheese turns crispy, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I received a giant zucchini, and thought it would go well with miso as a side dish.