As I already repeated time and time again, the Japanese cuisine/gastronomy has a lot to offer to vegans and vegetarians for the simple reason that such priorities are typical of the Buddhist monks (I mean the real ones!) in this country.
Here is a very simple but very Japanese recipe with aubergines/egg plants:
INGREDIENTS: for 4 people
-Egg plants/Aubergines: 5
-Green leeks: 1 tablespoon (chopped)
-Ground sesame seeds: 1 nad a half tablespoons
-Soy sauce: 1 and a half tablespoons
-Sugar: 2 teaspoons
-Rice vinegar: 2 teaspoons
-Ground chili pepper: 1/3 teaspoon
-Cut both extremities of egg plants/aubergines off. Cut them in halves lengthwise and steam them in a steamer until soft.
-Spread them over a strainer dish or a “zaru/Japanese bamboo strainer” and let them cool down.
Cut to your prefeered size.
-In a bowl, drop ground sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, and chili pepper. Mix well, Drop inthe cut aubergines and mix gently. Last add chopped leeks and mix gently.
-Serve the equivalent of one egg plant/aubergine in four individual dishes or all in the same serving dish. Look at the picture for a presentation suggestion!
Easy, isn’t it?
Great with beer!
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