Grilled Spiced Eggplant


  • 4 Japanese eggplants
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove minced garlic


  1. Stir together oil, garlic, spices and salt in a small bowl
  2. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise
  3. Apply fine coating of the spice paste on the cut-side of the eggplants and arrange them on a grilling tray
  4. Grill over low heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until tender
  5. Top with chopped fresh mint and crumbled feta cheese, if you like

Serves: 2

Inspiration source:

Summer 2009 issue of Something Extra, complementary magazine by Raley’s grocery store, page 67

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