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Roasted Eggplant with Honey Soy Glaze

From Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen, by Tom Douglas

Any type of eggplant can be used for this dish, but it was designed for the long Asian eggplants

Honey Soy Glaze:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 Asian eggplants or 1 large globe eggplant
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Whisk together the glaze ingredients. Set aside.

Fire up the grill. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise, leaving the stem on. Then partially cut each half several times lengthwise, like a fan. If using a globe eggplant, slice it into ½-inch-thick rounds.

Pour half the glaze over the eggplants in a medium bowl and let them marinate for 10 minutes. Remove the eggplants from the marinade. Allow any excess marinade to drip off, to prevent a flare-up when you place them on the grill.

Grill the eggplants, turning as necessary, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Place 2 eggplant halves or 2 slices of eggplant on each plate and drizzle with a bit of the remaining glaze. Garnish with the sesame seeds.