Spicy Honey Glazed Grilled Eggplant

When the nice weather hits, there are very few things better than veggies roasted on the grill. The smoky, indistinguishable flavor of your favorite vegetables can be enhanced by a whatever flavorings you choose. Tonight, I had planned to make grilled lamb chops and eggplant. Typically, I go with a Mediterranean feel for this – seasoning the lamb with garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, and lemon juice; and marinating the eggplant in some balsamic vinegar and seasonings. Tonight I decided to go with a Moroccan-inspired feel: I used a Moroccan seasoning blend on the lamb, and prepared Spicy Honey Grilled Eggplant to go with it. For glaze which I brushed on the eggplant, I drew upon the sweet and spicy flavors I love in one of my favorite dishes, Mario Batali’s Eggplant Caponata. We really enjoyed this variation, and the eggplant was probably some of the most delicious I’ve ever made.
Spicy Honey-Grilled Eggplant
1 eggplant, sliced into rounds
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp each paprika and cumin
pinch of cinnamon
pinch of cocoa powder
salt & pepper to taste
minced fresh cilantro

Place the eggplant slices on a few sheets of paper towels and sprinkle with salt on both sides; let sit for about 30 minutes and press on them to remove excess moisture. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Grill eggplant over medium heat, turning as necessary and brushing with the honey mixture. Garnish with cilantro.

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8 Responses to “Spicy Honey Glazed Grilled Eggplant”

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    bethanyjg — April 24, 2008 @ 2:52 pm Reply

    This looks sooo good.

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    gaga — April 24, 2008 @ 6:34 pm Reply

    that looks great! i’ll definitely be giving this a try some time.

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    Kevin — April 25, 2008 @ 12:49 am Reply

    That grilled eggplant looks really good. I like the combination of spices and flavour on it.

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    Robin — May 10, 2008 @ 3:06 pm Reply

    Looks soooooooo good! I am going to have to try this, Cara!By the way, you make my day!http://mrsrodeba.blogspot.com/2008/05/you-make-my-day.html

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    Sophie — August 20, 2009 @ 3:25 am Reply

    WOW (impressed look). Your eggplant dish looks so yummy.Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Spicy Garlic Egg-plant so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

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    Sophie — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    WOW (impressed look). Your eggplant dish looks so yummy.Here I bought a sauce pack for Sauce for Spicy Garlic Egg-plant so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.http://yummiexpress.freetzi.com

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    Robin — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    Looks soooooooo good! I am going to have to try this, Cara!By the way, you make my day!http://mrsrodeba.blogspot.com/2008/05/you-make-my-day.html

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    bethanyjg — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    This looks sooo good.

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