Lime & Sesame Grilled Eggplant
1 SERVING 50 cal., 2g fat (0 sat. fat), 0 chol., 246mg sod., 7g carb. (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g pro. TAKES 30 min. SERVES 6
Ingredients 3 Tbsp. lime juice 1 Tbsp. sesame oil 11⁄2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 garlic clove, minced 1⁄2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root or 1⁄4 tsp. ground ginger 1⁄2 tsp.salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1 medium eggplant (11⁄4 lbs.), cut lengthwise into 1⁄2-in. slices 2 tsp. honey 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes Thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds
1. In a small bowl, whisk first 7 ingredients until blended; brush 2 Tbsp. juice mixture over both sides of eggplant slices. Slide the Grill Plate into Shelf Position 6. Turn the Function Dial to Grill, set the temperature to 425° and set timer to 20 minutes. Let the grill preheat for 5 minutes.
2. Place eggplant on Grill Plate, in batches if necessary, and grill until tender, 4-6 minutes on each side.
3. Transfer grilled eggplant to a serving plate. Stir honey and pepper flakes into remaining juice mixture; drizzle over eggplant. Sprinkle with sliced green onion and sesame seeds.
Eric’s Tip: Bigger isn’t always better! Select the smallest eggplants you can find. The smaller their size, the less bitter they are.