This has to be the ultimate way of cooking an aubergine and it’s made so easy using the Ninja Foodi. They’re a delicious side dish or centre piece to a meal and are super simple to prepare. The aubergine becomes really soft and just absorbs all of that incredible flavour from the teriyaki glaze!
Teriyaki Glazed Aubergine
- 1 large aubergine
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp tamari sauce
- 1 tbsp agave syrup
- Pinch grated ginger
- 1 garlic clove - crushed
- Pinch chilli flakes
- 1/2 lime - juiced
- Sprinkle sesame seeds
Slice the aubergine in half length ways and score a criss cross pattern over the inside of both pieces (this will help the marinade to absorb all the flavour)
Coat the aubergine in a tsp of sesame oil and rub this all over. Place the aubergine into the cooking basket with 150ml water in the bottom of the Ninja Foodi. Set to ‘Air Crisp’ at 200c and cook for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix together the sesame oil, tamari, agave, ginger, garlic, lime and chilli flakes to make the marinade. Add a splash of water if needed. You want the mixture to be a little sticky.
Pour this over the aubergine and into all of the slits you made earlier, then cook for a further 15 minutes until beautifully soft and crisp around the edges.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve!