Broiled Eggplant Recipe
4 x eggplants (nasu)
2/3 oz ginger (tsuchi-shoga)
Dried bonito flakes (kezuri-gatsuo) to taste
Soy sauce (shoyu) to taste
* Wash eggplants, make a few small holes in the skin with skewer or chopstick and soak in water to remove bitter taste. Dry with cloth or paper towel.
* Set gridiron on oven plate and preheat oven to about 500 degrees. Lay eggplant on it and broil in the high-speed gas oven for 12 minutes (eggplant can be cooked in broiler).
* Peel with fingers, occasionally cooling fingertips in water.
* Cut into bite-size pieces, place on serving plate and sprinkle with grated ginger, dried bonito flakes and soy sauce.