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Japanese Roasted Eggplants with Soy Glaze - Yakinasu

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Roasted Eggplants with Soy Glaze - Yakinasu. Enjoy this traditional Japanese vegetable dish at only ~2g Net Carb/Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword keto eggplants, keto vegetables, low carb eggplants, low carb vegetables, roasted eggplants, yakinasu
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 23kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Whole Japanese Eggplants
  • 2 tbsp Bonito Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Swerve/Monkfruit
  • 1 tbsp Bonito Flakes topping
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onions topping

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • In a stove top pot, add 2 tbsp Bonito Flakes, Soy Sauce, Japanese sake and Swerve/Monkfruit.  Bring to boil on high heat.  Once boiling, remove from heat and let it steep for at least 5 minutes.  After 5 minutes of steeping, strain Bonito Flakes making sure to push out all excess liquid from Bonito Flakes with a ladle or spoon.  Set sauce aside.
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  • Make 3 vertical scores on the eggplant (top to bottom). This will help you peel the skin off the eggplants later.
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  • Finely slice green onions and set aside.
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  • On a stove-top or BBQ, set heat to medium-low and place eggplants on the grill. Roast each side for about 1.5 - 2 minutes or until the eggplant skin looks wrinkly. Entire eggplant should take 7-8 minutes.
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  • In the meantime, prepare a bowl with cold water and set aside.
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  • After eggplants are done roasting, dip the entire eggplant in the cold water for a couple of seconds and set aside. Note - the eggplants will be hot, so handle with caution!
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  • Make sure eggplants are cool enough to touch and then cut off the top section of the eggplants. Gently peel off the skin using your hands (skin should peel off easiland transfer to a serving plate.
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  • Top with a pinch of Bonito Flakes, green onions and drizzle of soy glaze. Enjoy warm!
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Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg