Recipe: Perfect Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’.

You can have Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’ using 12 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’

  1. It’s 500-600 g of Eggplants.
  2. Prepare of Oil for frying.
  3. You need 1/2-1 of Onion *thinly sliced.
  4. It’s 1 of small Carrot *sliced into fine strips.
  5. You need 1 clove of Garlic *finely chopped.
  6. It’s 1 of Chilli *thinly sliced, can be replaced with dried Chilli Flakes.
  7. It’s of Marinade.
  8. It’s 1/4 cup of Rice Vinegar.
  9. You need 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce.
  10. Prepare 1/4 cup of Water.
  11. Prepare 2 tablespoons of Sugar.
  12. You need 2 tablespoons of Mirin *can be replaced with 1 tablespoon Sugar.

Marinated Fried Eggplant ‘Nambanzuke’ instructions

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a baking dish or similar, and mix well. *Note: As Mirin is alcoholic, you can replace it with Sugar. In that case, you use 3 tablespoons Sugar in total..
  2. Add Onion, Carrot, Garlic and Chilli, and combine..
  3. Cut off the green bit of Eggplants and cut in half or quarters lengthways, then make many shallow cuts on the skin. Then cut into chunky 5 to 6cm pieces..
  4. Deep-frying is the preferred method, but you can cook them in a frying pan with a generous amount Oil. Cook the skin side first. When soft, add to the marinade & vegetable mixture in the bowl, skin side down..
  5. Repeat with the remaining Eggplant pieces..
  6. Turn the Eggplant pieces over, skin side up, combine evenly, and set aside in the fridge for 1 hour..
  7. *Note: You can do the marinating process using a serving bowl, so that you can serve the dish straight away. Otherwise, arrange the mixture on a serving plate or bowl..

By Michael Americana

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