Grilled Baby Eggplants with Korean Barbecue Sauce

Grilling baby eggplant is easy because there isn’t a lot of slicing involved. Simply cut the eggplant in half. You can even leave the stem on and cut it in half, too, though most people remove it.


  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon minced chile pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or other sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate (the frozen kind is fine)
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds