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Zindrew's Miso-Glazed Zucchini

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Zindrew's Miso-Glazed Zucchini

Elevate your culinary repertoire with this exquisite recipe for miso-glazed zucchini, brought to life with the vibrant kick of Zindrew's Crispy Chili Oil. A dish that artfully balances the subtlety of zucchini with the bold, umami-rich flavors of miso and the distinctive heat of Zindrew's Chili Oil. This recipe is an invitation to explore the depths of Asian-inspired cuisine with a modern twist. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a home cook looking to spice up your dinner routine, this miso-glazed zucchini promises to become a new favorite.


ingredients to make zindrew miso glazed zucchini

For the Zucchini:

  • 4 medium zucchinis

  • Oil, for searing

  • Salt, to draw out moisture

For the Miso Glaze:

For Garnishing:

  • Sesame seeds

  • Spring onion, finely chopped

  • Additional Zindrew, for drizzling


Preparing the Zucchini:

  1. Pre-heat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 400F to ensure it's ready for roasting.

  2. Score the Zucchinis: Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise. Then, make shallow scores on the flesh to allow the miso glaze and chili oil to penetrate deeply, enhancing the flavors.

  3. Salt and Rest: Liberally sprinkle salt over the scored zucchinis. Let them rest for about 20 minutes. This process helps draw out excess moisture, leading to a better texture after cooking.

  4. Pat Dry: After the resting period, use paper towels to pat the zucchinis dry, removing any excess moisture that has been drawn out.

Making the Miso Glaze:

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the miso, mirin, sake, and Zindrew's Crispy Chili Oil until you achieve a smooth and well-combined glaze.

Cooking the Zucchini:zucchini being seared on a pan

  1. Sear the Zucchinis: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Place the zucchini halves flesh side down, applying a bit of weight on them to ensure even caramelization. Sear until they're golden brown.
  2. Roast with Glaze: Transfer the seared zucchinis to a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Brush them liberally with the miso glaze. Roast in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until tender and the glaze has caramelized.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Once out of the oven, sprinkle the roasted zucchinis with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion. Drizzle with more Zindrew's Crispy Chili Oil for an extra kick. Serve immediately alongside a steaming bowl of rice for a complete meal.

The Role of Zindrew's Chili Oil:

Incorporating Zindrew's Crispy Chili Oil both in the glaze and as a finishing touch brings a dynamic heat that complements the savory sweetness of the miso glaze. Choosing between the OG Batch for a traditional spice level or the X Batch for an extra fiery touch allows you to customize the dish to your heat preference. The oil's unique blend of spices and crispy bits adds not just flavor but also a delightful texture that makes every bite exciting.

Serving Suggestions:

This miso-glazed zucchini is a versatile dish that pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides. Though we recommend serving it with steamed rice to soak up the delicious flavors, it also goes well with noodles or a fresh salad for a lighter option.


Crafting this miso-glazed zucchini with Zindrew's Crispy Chili Oil is more than just cooking; it's an adventure in flavor. With each step, from scoring the zucchini to drizzling it with chili oil, you're building layers of taste and texture that culminate in a dish that's as delightful to eat as it is beautiful to serve. Whether you're looking to impress guests or simply treat yourself to a gourmet meal at home, this recipe promises to deliver satisfaction with every spicy, savory bite.

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Zindrew's Miso-Glazed Garlic Chili Crisp Zucchini

Discover the perfect blend of savory and spicy with this Miso-Glazed Zucchini recipe, enhanced with the unique kick of Zindrew Crunchy Garlic Chili Oil. Fresh zucchinis are transformed with a rich umami glaze and roasted to perfection, then finished with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh spring onions. This dish offers a delightful crunch and a burst of flavors that complement any meal, making it an irresistible addition to your culinary collection. Whether served as a standout side or as the main course with a side of fluffy steamed rice, it promises a satisfying and flavor-packed experience.

Servings: 4

Keywords: Healthy, Vegetarian, Side Dish, Vegan

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins




For the zucchini

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • Oil, for searing
  • Salt, to draw out moisture

For the Miso Glaze

For Garnishing

  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onion, chopped
  • Extra Zindrew, for drizzling


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 400F. Cut the zucchinis in half lengthwise, score the flesh, sprinkle with salt, and set aside to draw out moisture for 20 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together miso, mirin, sake, and Zindrew's Crunchy Garlic Chili Oil until the glaze is smooth.
  3. After the zucchinis have rested, pat them dry. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat and sear the zucchinis flesh side down, applying light pressure for even caramelization.
  4. Once caramelized, place the zucchinis on a lined baking tray, brush them with the miso glaze, and roast for 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Remove the zucchinis from the oven, and garnish with sesame seeds, chopped spring onion, and a drizzle of Zindrew.
  6. Serve the miso-glazed zucchinis immediately, ideally with a side of steamed rice. Enjoy your meal!