Honey and Miso Roasted Chinese Eggplant

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"At my restaurant, very few dishes make repeat appearances every year, but this one just keeps getting better! This dish pays homage to the traditional Eggplant Nasu, and brings together some of summer’s best flavors." - Louis Maldonado

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Ingredients
- Serves 2 +
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2 Chinese Eggplant
2 Scallion
4 ounce Shiitake Mushroom
1 Red Fresno Chili Pepper
0.25 ounce Fresh Basil
2 tablespoon Butter
8 ounce Farro
2 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
2 tablespoon White Miso Paste
1 package Honey
1 tablespoon Toasted White Sesame Seeds
0.25 ounce Fresh Cilantro
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cup Water
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STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
STEP 2
Cut the Chinese Eggplant (2), in half lengthwise, then across on a bias to create 8 equal size pieces.
STEP 3
Score them with a cross-hatch pattern and be careful not to cut them all the way through. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
STEP 4
Slice the Scallion (2) thinly on a bias and place into a medium bowl with the Toasted White Sesame Seeds (1 tablespoon).
STEP 5
Remove stems from Shiitake Mushroom (4 ounce) and discard. Slice caps into 1/4 inch thick pieces; set aside.
STEP 6
Remove the stem from the Red Fresno Chili Pepper (1) and discard. Cut in half, remove the seeds, slice thinly into matchsticks and add to the bowl with the green onions.
STEP 7
Remove the Fresh Basil (0.25 ounce) and Fresh Cilantro (0.25 ounce) leaves from their stems and discard stems. Chop the herbs and add to the medium bowl with the green onion mixture; hold.
STEP 8
In a medium saucepot over medium-high heat, melt the Butter (2 tablespoon). Add the Farro (8 ounce) and toast for 5 minutes.
STEP 9
Add Salt (1 teaspoon) and toast for an additional 5 minutes.
STEP 10
Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 more minutes.
STEP 11
Add Water (1 1/2 cup) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover with a lid. Set timer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until all water has been absorbed, remove from heat; hold.
STEP 12
While the farro is cooking, in a small bowl, combine the White Miso Paste (2 tablespoon), Red Wine Vinegar (2 tablespoon), and Honey (1 package) stir until well combined.
STEP 13
Juice half of the Lime (1) into the green onion mixture and toss until everything is combined.
STEP 14
Once the farro is cooked, fluff and juice the other half of the lime into the farro and stir.
STEP 15
Spoon the miso mixture evenly over the eggplant and roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
STEP 16
Place a scoop of farro in the center of two plates. Top with the roasted eggplant and place the salad on top. Serve and enjoy!
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Astrid Adam
What a creative combo of flavors. Love this idea!
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