Gochujang-Glazed Eggplant

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Roasting eggplant yields such a round and flavorful product and brushing it with gochujang glaze on top gives it even more spicy, sweet, toasted flavor. Try it for a simple quick weeknight side dish!
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Directions

  1. Halve 4 to 5 Japanese eggplants lengthwise and crosswise. Brush with vegetable oil. Place flesh-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet; bake at 400˚ F until tender, 15 minutes. Whisk 2 tablespoons each soy sauce, gochujang (Korean red chile paste) and honey, 1 teaspoon each toasted sesame oil and minced garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Brush glaze on the eggplants; broil until charred, 4 minutes. Brush with the remaining glaze; top with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.

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