- 1 large aubergine (about 375g)
Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…
- 2 tbsp brown miso paste (we used Clearspring)
- 350g sweet potatoes, unpeeled and cut into chunky wedges
Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…
- thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 8 spring onions, sliced diagonally
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- small pack parsley, leaves chopped
One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Peel the aubergine with a potato peeler and roughly spread the miso paste all over it – the best way to do this is with the back of a spoon.
Put it in a roasting tin along with the sweet potato wedges. Pour 225ml boiling water into the base of the tin, then add the oil, ginger and garlic. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over the wedges and place in the oven.
After 30 mins, pour another 125ml boiling water into the base of the tin and roast for another 20 mins. Repeat, adding 50ml boiling water and the spring onions, and roast for 10 mins more. Check the aubergine is cooked by inserting a knife in the centre – if it is ready it will easily slide in and out, and the aubergine will be soft on the inside.
Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the potato wedges, slice the aubergine into 2cm thick ‘steaks’ and serve on top of the potatoes. If there is no sauce in the bottom of the tin, add 3 tbsp water to loosen up the miso, then pour the miso gravy over the aubergine steaks and sprinkle with cracked black pepper.
Cooking the vegetablesAdd the water gradually in this recipe to avoid the veg stewing in the liquid, plus it helps them to stay juicy and moist.