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Marvellous Miso, Mustard & Sesame Aubergines

As if it needed to be proved here is a superb and simple example of a vegetable that’s just great on the grill. Aubergine is in my opinion vastly underrated; the Miso and sesame add a wonderfully oriental flavour, balanced by the Dijon and honey!

  • Serving Size4 (as a starter)

    What you need

    • Ripe aubergines x 2
    • 1 tbsp Miso paste
    • 1 tbsp honey – runny
    • 1 tsp creamy Dijon mustard
    • 1 tsp grated ginger
    • 1 x crushed garlic cloves
    • 1tbsp mixed soy sauce & cider vinegar
    • 20g toasted sesame seeds

    What you do

    1

    Mix Miso paste, honey, mustard, ginger, garlic, soy, vinegar & ½ sesame seeds.

    Cut aubergines length-wise then cross-cut flesh; brush scored side with ½ Miso mix.

    Place on medium grill, cut face-down to sear then turn and baste with remaining Miso mix, turn frequently until charred all over, about 15 minutes.

    Set aside to cool, round 5-10 minutes.

    Wine-paring

    2

    La Vieille Ferme Rosé 2022 (12.5% ABV)

    Fresh, fruity and delicately pale peach pink in colour, an attractive, delicious rosé, with seductive aromas of red fruit, nectarines and peaches with a gentle savoury finish. Silky smooth, a mélange of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah grapes. Ideal as an aperitif or as the perfect partner for BBQ’s and alfresco dining.