A fusion of Asian-inspired flavours in a traditional burger makes for a very special weeknight treat. Roasted aubergine has a meaty texture and mild, savoury taste, meaning it’s great for pairing with the rich flavour of miso. Mixed with honey, soy sauce and sugar, this dish is brimming with sharp, zingy and sweet flavours.
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Baby Gem Lettuce
Sweet Chilli Sauce
Soy Sauce(ContainsSoya, Cereals containing gluten)
Seeded Burger Bun(ContainsSoya, Cereals containing gluten, Egg)
Preheat the oven to 200°C. Trim the aubergine and slice into 1 cm thick rounds. Pop onto a baking tray in a single layer, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Chop the potatoes into 2cm wide wedges (no need to peel!). Pop the wedges on another large baking tray in a single layer. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle over half the sesame seeds, season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then spread out and roast the aubergines on the top shelf of your oven. Place the potatoes on the middle shelf. Cook both until they are golden, 20-25 mins. Turn halfway through cooking.
Halve the cucumber lengthways. Trim the cucumber then halve lengthways. Thinly slice widthways. Trim the root from the baby gem lettuce then separate the leaves. Pop the sliced cucumber and lettuce into a bowl and set aside. Halve the lime.
Pop the peanut butter into a small bowl with the sweet chilli sauce, half the lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and add a splash of water to loosen.
Pop the remaining sesame seeds into a medium frying pan over medium heat (no oil!), stir until they’re golden brown, 2-3 mins. TIP: Watch them like a hawk as they can easily burn!. Pop the toasted sesame seeds into a small bowl but don’t wash the pan! Pop the miso paste, soy sauce, water and sugar (see ingredients for both amounts) into the frying pan over medium heat and bubble until thickened, 1-2 mins, stirring regularly to prevent the mixture from burning. Once the aubergine is cooked, add this to the miso pan with half the toasted sesame seeds, and carefully turn to coat in the mixture.
Halve the burger buns and pop them into the oven to warm through during the last 2-3 mins of potato cooking time. Mix the remaining sesame seeds through the lettuce and cucumber with the remaining lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss together.
Divide the burgers between plates and top with the miso aubergine. Add a spoonful of the peanut butter sauce then top with some of the salad. Divide the wedges between plates with the remaining salad on the side and any remaining peanut sauce alongside. Enjoy!