Stimulate Your Appetite Eggplant and Tuna Spicy Miso Stir Fry

Stimulate Your Appetite Eggplant and Tuna Spicy Miso Stir Fry

A spicy miso stir fry with eggplants and canned tuna. It'll stimulate your appetite, even in the middle of summer. Give it a try! It's an easy recipe. Adjust the spiciness to your liking!

Ingredients: 1 bag of eggplants worth

Eggplants (slim Japanese type)
1 bag of 5 small ones
Canned tuna
2 cans (80g)
● Miso
2 tablespoons
● Mirin
2 tablespoons
● Sake
1 tablespoon
● Sugar
1 tablespoon
● Doubanjiang
1 to 2 teaspoons
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
A small amount
Green onions
As you like
Ground white sesame seeds
As you like


1. These are the eggplants I used. Usually they come in a pack of 5 small ones. I bought the tuna can in a pack of 4 because it's cheaper in bulk.
2. Mix the ● ingredients. I used Doubanjiang spicy bean paste in liquid form.
3. Wash the eggplants well and cut into small pieces. Use as is without soaking in water.
4. Pour the contents of the tuna can, oil and all, into a pan and fry the eggplant. Add more oil if necessary.
5. When the eggplant is cooked through, add the combined ● ingredients. Coat the eggplant and drizzle sesame oil.
6. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle white sesame seeds and chopped leek, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to eat Mapo Eggplant but I didn't have minced meat. So I made this with canned tuna. Surprisingly my kids loved it and a pack of eggplants was quickly used up.