Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce

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  • Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce topped with shiso and green onion on a plate.

    Today I’m guest posting at A little bit of everything (now a trEATs affairwhile the author Roxana is back home in Romania.  She’s featuring several guest bloggers who were born outside of the US and today is my turn.  You probably remember her from the guest post Vegan Green Tea Cookies she shared on Just One Cookbook.  She is extraordinary talented with baking and you should definitely check out the delicious Vegan Zucchini Bread she just shared on her blog the other day.

    If you are an avid reader of my blog, you probably know there is one category in my website that has only a few entries.  Yes, that’s sweets and baking category.  Since I can’t share many delicious bread, cookies, or any other nice treats, I hope you find some good recipes in Roxana’s recipes index.

    Back to my guest post.  Since I don’t have any baking recipe to share at the moment and Roxana is a pescatorian, I decided to feature a vegetarian dish.  Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce is one of my favorite eggplant recipe as it’s very easy to make!  The combination of eggplant, shiso leaves, and the ponzu sauce is simply amazing.  If you are having a party, you can even prepare this beforehand so you’ll have plenty of time to work on the main course.

    Last but not least, I want to thank Ann of Cooking Healthy For Me for the Blogger Award.  Thank you Ann!  Now please head over to A little bit of everything (now a trEATs affairand check out this quick and delicious appetizer.  Have a wonderful Monday everyone!
    Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce topped with shio and green onion on a plate.

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    Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce
    Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins

    Quick and easy pan fried sliced eggplant served with delicious sauce made from ponzu and sesame oil. The combination of eggplant, shiso leaves, and the ponzu sauce is simply amazing! 

    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: japanese eggplant, pan fried eggplant
    Servings: 2
    Author: Nami
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Finely chop green onions and cut shiso leaves into chiffonade.

      Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce Ingredients
    2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for Seasonings and mix all together. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
      Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce 1
    3. In a non-stick frying pan, heat sesame oil on medium high heat. While heating up, slice the eggplant into ¼ inch thickness. Before eggplant start to change color, immediately start cooking. Brown both sides of eggplant.
      Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce 2
    4. When eggplant is done cooking, place it on the serving dish.
      Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce 3
    5. Sprinkle green onions. If you like it eat it cold, keep the plates in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
      Eggplant with Sesame Ponzu Sauce 4
    6. Put Shiso leaves on top and pour the Seasonings over the eggplant.
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    Recipe Notes

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