• Recipe by Claire Ferrandi and Dashania Murugas

    Styling by Claire Ferrandi

    Photograph by Dylan Swart

    Aubergine halves with Asian glaze

    Serves: 4
    Total Time: 1 hr


    • 400 – 500g/2 medium aubergines, sliced in half lengthways
    • 2 tbsp miso paste
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • 60ml (¼ cup) rice vinegar
    • ½ tsp sesame oil
    • 3 spring onions, thinly
    • julienned and soaked in ice water (to curl)
    • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped, to garnish (optional)
    • sesame seeds, to sprinkle
    • lime halves, to serve



    Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Place the aubergine halves in a roasting tray and roast in the preheated oven until tender, about 30 minutes.


    While the aubergines are roasting, combine the miso paste, honey, rice vinegar and sesame oil in a medium bowl. Mix until a smooth glaze forms. Once the aubergine halves have reached their cooking time, remove from oven and brush each half with a generous coating of the glaze. Return to oven and continue to roast until golden, about 5 minutes. Brush the halves with a second coating of glaze and roast for another 5 minutes. In the meantime, drain the spring-onion curls.


    To serve, brush the aubergine halves with a final coating of glaze. Top with the drained spring onions, chopped red chilli, if using, and sesame seeds. Enjoy with the lime halves and any leftover glaze alongside.

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