Sticky miso aubergine traybake

Category: Low Calorie Recipes

Use storecupboard ingredients to pack umami flavour into this simple vegetarian dish, which gives aubergines centre stage. It makes a tasty meat-free midweek meal




  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Score the flesh of the aubergines in a deep criss-cross pattern, being careful not to cut through to the skin. Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and brush the flesh with the sesame oil. Turn so they’re cut-side down, and roast for 15-20 mins until just softening.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, combine the miso, mirin, honey and 1 tbsp water. Remove the aubergines from the oven and turn so they’re cut-side up, then brush over the miso glaze. Return to the oven for 15-20 mins, or until fully soft and caramelised.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the grill to its highest setting and slide the aubergines under for 5 mins until bubbling (watch closely so the parchment doesn’t catch). Warm the rice following pack instructions, then top with the aubergines, sesame seeds and spring onions.