eggplant

  • Vegetables

    Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

    I have shared my recipe for ‘Nanban-zuke’, which is a dish of marinated Fish. It is one of my Top 10 summer dishes. This dish is almost identical to the ‘Nanban-zuke’, but I used Eggplants instead of Fish. Eggplants are deep-fried and they become oily. And that’s why they taste so good after marinated in …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Simmered Eggplant & Enoki

    If you like ‘Nametake’ Enoki, you will love this dish. This dish is cooked in the same flavoured sauce and the melting Eggplant is accompanied. It’s so good with freshly cooked rice. Chilli Flakes is optional, but I always add a little bit for a slight heat. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 medium Eggplant *about …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Teriyaki Eggplant & Pork Mince

    This Pork Mince filling is almost same as Gyoza filling. I simply sandwiched it with Eggplant slices, then fried. My first attempt was not quite successful, because the Pork filling slipped out from Eggplant. You need to glue them so that they stay together. Flour would be a good glue. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 250 …

  • Dipping Sauces Vegetables

    Noodle Dipping Sauce With Fried Eggplant

    Deep-frying is a very popular method to cook Eggplant for this dish, but I would much prefer pan-frying as Eggplant sucks up a lot of Oil. This dipping sauce with meltingly soft Eggplant is absolutely delicious. Chill it and enjoy with cold noodles. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 medium Eggplant *about 250g1/2 Green Capsicum *optionalOil …

  • Vegetables

    Miso & Mozzarella Baked Eggplant

    It seems many people were surprised to see my ‘Miso & Mozzarella Baked Tofu’ as they never thought of mixing Miso and Mozzarella. My husband prefers Eggplant version to Tofu version. I cooked Eggplant in the same way, but it didn’t work. To make the Eggplant meltingly soft, you need to lower the oven temperature …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Fukujinduke’ Pickles

    ‘Fukujinzuke’ is a very popular condiment in Japan. Curries are often served with these crunchy pickles. The name of the pickles originates from the tale of ‘Seven Lucky Gods’ as some varieties of ‘Fukujinzuke’ are made with seven different vegetables. It is easy to make at home. Renkon (Lotus Root) might be impossible to find …

  • Curry Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu Soboro Green Curry

    On the other day I heard a popular Radio show personality was talking about Tofu. He said that Tofu was tasteless and disgusting. I wanted to cook Tofu for him! I like Tofu’s natural taste. Tofu is so versatile and can be seasoned in many different flavours. Here is another Tofu dish. In this Green …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake

    Vegetables in season taste so good and they don’t require much seasonings. For this ‘Tomato & Eggplant Cheese Bake’, you only need Salt & pepper. And good quality Olive Oil and Cheese of your choice. So delicious! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 large Eggplants *about 600 to 700gOlive Oil for cookingSalt & Pepper2 to 3 …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Eggplant & Egg Rice Bowl

    These Eggplant slices are so soft and melting in your mouth. Softly cooked gooey Egg is a good companion. Freshly cooked soft rice mixed with the Eggplant and the Egg with the sauce is heavenly delicious. If you like Eggplant, this is a dish you got to try. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 large Eggplant …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    ‘Ponzu’ Marinated Eggplant & Chicken

    When it is too hot and you don’t want to eat anything, this dish might still work on your appetite. Vinegary flavour always helped me to eat in the stinking hot summer in Japan. Eggplant is a wonder vegetable and it can be so brilliant in many different flavours. This dish recalls the hot summer …

  • Somen & Hiyamugi Spaghetti & Pasta

    Chilled Eggplant with ‘Somen’ Noodles

    What you see in the photo is not ‘Somen’ Noodles. I used ‘Capellini’ (Angel Hair Pasta) this time, because someone had eaten all my ‘Somen’ in the pantry! Fortunately I had ‘Capellini’, which textures is similar to the texture of ‘Somen’. Italian pasta are actually quite suitable for Japanese cooking. This is a summer dish …

  • Bread Dough Gyoza Vegetables

    ‘Oyaki’

    If you have travelled in Shinshu region Japan, you might have tasted the authentic ‘Oyaki’. ‘Oyaki’ is a sort of dumpling similar to ‘Gyoza’ made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour dough wrapped around a stuffing that is most commonly vegetables, then cooked on a pan. ‘Oyaki’ are particularly popular in Nagano Prefecture which is …

  • Lamb Vegetables

    Stewed Lamb & Vegetables

    When I stew lamb meat, I always buy shoulder meat. A large block of shoulder meat is probably the cheapest cut. Shoulder of the animal works hard, so the meat from a lamb’s shoulder is full of flavour and perfect for stewing. I add lots of vegetables. You may think the following amount of vegetables …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Soy)

    Since I discovered the easiest & the quickest way to cook Eggplant, I am using Microwave for cooking more often. This is an almost identical recipe to ‘Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)’ but in a different flavour. And again, what you have to do is microwaving everything together. Nothing can be easier than this! …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Microwaved Eggplant & Tuna (Sweet Miso)

    My ‘Sweet Miso Eggplant Don’ is usually made with Pork Mince, but it can be made with Chicken Mince, Beef Mince, Tofu OR Canned Tuna. On the other day when I wanted to eat it for lunch but I didn’t bother cooking it just for myself, I did an experiment. I microwaved everything together… Oh, …

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