How To Microwave Eggplant That Actually Tastes Delicious

SO easy.

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Try it. You will need:

1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce

2 tablespoons loosely packed cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1 1/2 medium-size cloves garlic

3/8 ounces fresh peeled ginger (a 1-by- 1/4-inch piece), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices

4 small Chinese eggplants (2 to 3 ounces each)

1. Grab some skinny eggplants, slice lengthwise, and cut deep cross-hatches into the flesh


Prick the eggplants several times with a fork. Place eggplants skin side down in a 13-by-9-by-2-inch microwave-safe oval dish.

It's OK!

Just mince the garlic, cilantro, and ginger with a knife. Then whisk it all together with the other stuff in a bowl. It will be fine, PROMISE.

3. Cover the eggplant with the marinade, making sure to get it deep into the cuts


Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons of the marinade over each eggplant half. Rub the marinade into the flesh so that it runs into the cuts.