Grilled Oriental Eggplant


4 Japanese eggplant halved lengthwise

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup dry sherry

2 tbsps toasted sesame oil

3 cloves garlic finely minced

salt & freshly ground pepper


Place eggplant in a large shallow baking dish. Mix together the soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour the marinade over the eggplant and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat grill. Season the eggplant with salt and pepper to taste and grill on each side for 3 minutes, basting occasionally with the remaining marinade.