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       Title: Japanese Eggplant with Sesame-Ginger Glaze
  Categories: Vegetables, Barbecue
       Yield: 4 servings
       1 tb Rice-wine or cider vinegar
       1 tb Soy sauce
       1 tb Hoisin sauce (optional)
       3 tb Toasted sesame oil
       1 tb Sugar
       2 tb Minced fresh ginger
       3    Garlic cloves; minced
       8 sm Japanese eggplant (4 oz ea.)
            -- halved lengthwise
       2 tb Oil
            Freshly ground black pepper
       2    Scallions; minced
   Whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce (if using), sesame
   oil, sugar, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.  Brush oil over all
   surfaces of eggplant and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
   Prepare barbecue grill (medium heat).  Place eggplant, cut side down,
   on grill and let cook 5 minutes.  Turn eggplant and brush with glaze;
   continue cooking until eggplant is very soft.  Transfer eggplant to
   serving platter and drizzle with more glaze.  Sprinkle with minced
   scallions and serve.
   Adapted by Karen Mintzias, from a recipe in: “Fine Cooking”
   (August/September 1995)