Eggplant is not something that everyone loves. If you think you don't like eggplant, we challenge you to try this simple and easy miso eggplant recipe we found in one of our go-to cookbooks. The most important thing to remember is to look for long, skinny eggplant. We learned from Mamma Agata to never buy "voluptuous" eggplant because they are full of water.
As with all simple recipes, quality ingredients are critical. We found this miso at our grocery store and it is amazing. The last time we bought miso it came in non-resealable bag and generally wasn't very good. This one comes in a squeeze pouch with a twist-off lid and keeps well in the refrigerator. The only other specialty ingredients you really need are sesame oil, mirin, and soy sauce.