It’s party season! This means tons of party food which often translates into those oldie but goldie appetizers that are so good and yet so… boring. That’s why I’m sharing with you three easy, cheap and unexpected canapés recipes from as many different and wonderful corners of the world: Asia, Middle-East and South America. I’ve been really inspired by the food and culture of these regions, what came out of my experiments are Miso Glazed Eggplants, inspired by a traditional Japanese dish called Nasu Denkaku, oven baked Falafel and my understanding of the Peruvian Ceviche. The beauty of these recipes is that they are very easy to make in batches, they are pretty budget-friendly and yield an impressive amount of servings. Let’s begin with my Miso Glazed Eggplants, check here and here for the other two recipes. Happy Holidays!
- 2 medium size eggplants
- 1 tbsp mirin (or any sweet wine)
- 1 tbsp sake (or any dry wine)
- 2 tbsp miso paste (fermented soy beans)
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp butter
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- spring onions, sesame seeds and chili bits for garnish
You will need
- 1 knife, 1 oven tray, 1 kitchen brush,
- 1 cup, 1 tablespoon, disposable spoons or a serving dish
Cut your eggplants int0 thick slices and then into big cubes. Place them into an oven tray and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast them for 15 minutes at 180°C.
Prepare the miso glaze. In a cup mix a tablespoon of mirin, a tablespoon of sake, two tablespoons of miso paste, two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of butter. Pop it in the microwave for about one minute, stir well and set aside.
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