Gaji Hobak Muchim (Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini)

Gaji Hobak Muchim (Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini)

Lightly seasoned with a soy sauce based sauce, this grilled eggplant and zucchini side dish is simple and delicious! 

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DSC1479 - Gaji Hobak Muchim (Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini)

The end of summer is nearing around here, but summer vegetables are still abundant in my garden! Grilled vegetables are a summer favorite. Grilling gives the vegetables an excellent texture while adding a bit of a charred taste. With just a few ingredients, these Korean flavored grilled vegetables are easy to put together for a great summer side dish. Hope you try it while these vegetables are still in season.  

I also have several classic eggplant and zucchini recipes on the blog, such as gaji namul, gaji bokkeum, spicy gaji bokkeum, hobak bokkeum, hobak buchim, hobak jeon, which involve different cooking techniques. Hope you check them out.

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DSC1557 - Gaji Hobak Muchim (Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini)

Both of these vegetables are high in water content, so I like to salt (sweat) them a little to remove excess moisture. Salting also gives the vegetables a better texture.

The grilled vegetables are tossed with a few typical Korean seasoning ingredients (yangnyum, 양념). For a spicy version, simply add a couple of teaspoons (or more) gochugaru (Korean red chili pepper flakes). 

You can also use other vegetables for this recipe. Mushrooms, onion (or red onion), asparagus, or other summer squash (such as yellow squash) are all great options.

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DSC1563 - Gaji Hobak Muchim (Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini)

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Gaji hobak muchim (grilled eggplant and zucchini)

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Side Dish

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Resting time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

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This recipe was originally posted in September 2013. It’s been updated here with new photos, a recipe card and minor improvements to the recipe. 

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