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Miso Pork & Aubergine Donburi

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

The donburi as you may know is Japan's version of a one pot dinner with a mixture of ingredients placed on. bed of rice. This version combines stri fried pork and aubergine with a tasty miso sauce - perfect for a chilly evening or anytime when your tummy needs a warming bowl of good things.


2 portions of cooked rice

2 pork shoulder steaks

1 tbsp mirin

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 medium (140g/5oz) aubergine/ eggplant

1/2 onion

1/2 bell pepper

for the sauce:

2 tbsp white or red miso past

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp mirin

1 tbsp vegetable oil


first, prepare your pork steaks by laying steaks on a chopping board and covering them with a square of cling film. using a steak hammer or a rolling pin, hit the steaks all over to tenderise - use enough force to make the steaks to flatten and expand a little

remove the cling film and use a sharp knife slice the meat into thin strips

once you have sliced both steaks, place the pork into a bowl.  add 1 tbsp of mirin and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.  stir well and leave for about 15 mins to allow the meat to soften a little more

in the meantime, cut the top and tail off the aubergine / eggplant. cut in h alf lengthways and slice into diagonal bite size pieces

place the pieces in a bowl and add enough water to soak for them for about 10 minutes to reduce any bitterness

top and tail the onion and cut into 6 chunks

remove the seeds from the bell pepper. slice into 4 and then cut into bite size pieces

with the meat and veg prepped, it's time to prepare your sauce;

put the miso, soy sauce, sugar and mirin in a bowl and stir until blended

heat a medium or large frying pan.  add the pork and stir fry for 2 minutes or until the pork has coloured

next, add the vegetables and the additional tbsp of vegetable oil.  stir fry for about 5 minutes more

now add the miso sauce. stir fry for another 2 minutes or until the aubergine / eggplant has coloured and softened

now it's time to plate up:

spoon the rice into 2 serving bowls to create your donburi rice base. top with the stir fried pork and vegetables. pour any remaining sauce over the topping and serve immediately

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