Spicy aubergine salad

servings6
1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Aubergine salad

  • 2 medium aubergines
  • 100ml of soy sauce
  • 100ml of mirin
  • 60ml of rice wine vinegar
  • 30g of caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • sunflower oil

Method

1
Top and tail the aubergines and quarter them lengthways. Cut each quarter into 1cm-thick slices cover with cold water in a bowl and leave to soak. After 15 minutes, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper
  • 2 medium aubergines
2
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, rice wine vinegar and sugar then add the garlic and spring onions and set aside
  • 100ml of soy sauce
  • 100ml of mirin
  • 60ml of rice wine vinegar
  • 30g of caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
3
In a large pan, warm enough sunflower oil to cover the aubergine. When the oil has reached 170˚C, add the aubergine and cook until soft in the middle
  • sunflower oil
4
Remove the aubergine from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain off any excess oil. (You might have to cook this in two batches to ensure consistent cooking of the aubergine slices)
5
While it’s still warm, add the aubergine to the dressing and mix together. Leave to rest for a few minutes before serving