umami aubergine bites
Umami Aubergine Bites
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
These umami aubergine bites are simple to prepare yet bursting with flavour.
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack, vegan
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: umami aubergine bites
Servings: 20 pieces approx
Author: Laura Scott
Ingredients
  • 1 aubergine sliced into thin circular discs
  • Light olive oil for brushing the aubergines with before they are cooked
  • Salt & pepper
  • Clearspring umami paste chilli or ginger
  • Black & white seasme seeds
  • Freshly picked corainder leaves
  • Pickled red onion - Finely slice 1 medium red onion and place it in a bowl with salt and a generous splash of good red wine vinegar. Let it rest for at least an hour before using. Overnight is best.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees
  2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and place the aubergine discs on it without them overlapping.
  3. Using a pastry brush, coat each aubergine on both sides with oil and season well
  4. Bake until softened and cooked through which can take up to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of the aubergine
  5. Dress the aubergines with a small dab of umami paste, a couple of strnads of pickled red onion, sesame seeds and a coriander leaf
  6. Serve immediately
Recipe Notes

The aubergine slices can also be cooked on the bbq and they are best eaten warm.