Aubergine Caponata

A traditional Sicilian recipe with a secret - add 1 tsp cocoa powder to get a deep rich taste.

Recipe By: Patricia (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/372)
Serves 2 Prep: 8 min Cook: 12 min

Ingredients

Aubergine (large) 1
Onion 1/2
Capers 1 tbsp
Olives 8-10
Tinned tomatoes (chopped) 1 (200g)
Olive oil 3-4 tbsp
White wine vinegar 1.5 tbsp
Cocoa powder 1 tsp
Granulated sugar 1 tbsp
Water 100ml
Salt a pinch

Method

1
Peel the aubergine in strips and cut into bitesize pieces. Sprinkle with salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.
2
Put the olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and fry the finely chopped onion. When soft, add the capers, olives, tinned tomatoes, white wine vinegar, cocoa powder, sugar and water.
3
Simmer for 5 minutes and reduce the sauce. Adjust for seasoning with salt. The sauce is now ready.
4
Pat dry the aubergine pieces and shallow fry in hot olive oil (180C) for 4 minutes.
5
Transfer into the sauce at Step 3 and mix.
6
Transfer to a serving dish, alongside toasted baguette slices, if you like.

Tips & Note

It's so delicious you'll probably eat it all, but if you have any caponata sauce left over, store in the fridge and enjoy with pasta.

Aubergine Caponata

A traditional Sicilian recipe with a secret - add 1 tsp cocoa powder to get a deep rich taste.

Recipe By: Patricia (https://cookbuzz.com/kitchen/372)

Serves 2

Prep: 8 min

Cook: 12 min

Ingredients

Aubergine (large) 1
Onion 1/2
Capers 1 tbsp
Olives 8-10
Tinned tomatoes (chopped) 1 (200g)
Olive oil 3-4 tbsp
White wine vinegar 1.5 tbsp
Cocoa powder 1 tsp
Granulated sugar 1 tbsp
Water 100ml
Salt a pinch

Aubergine Caponata

Recipe ID :2051 Posted on 22 SEP 2016

Serves 2

Prep 8min
Cook 12min
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A traditional Sicilian recipe with a secret - add 1 tsp cocoa powder to get a deep rich taste.

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1
1/2
1 tbsp
8-10
1 (200g)
3-4 tbsp
1.5 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tbsp
100ml
a pinch

Method

Prep
8min
Cook
12min
1
Peel the aubergine in strips and cut into bitesize pieces. Sprinkle with salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.
2
Put the olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat and fry the finely chopped onion. When soft, add the capers, olives, tinned tomatoes, white wine vinegar, cocoa powder, sugar and water.
3
Simmer for 5 minutes and reduce the sauce. Adjust for seasoning with salt. The sauce is now ready.
4
Pat dry the aubergine pieces and shallow fry in hot olive oil (180C) for 4 minutes.
5
Transfer into the sauce at Step 3 and mix.
6
Transfer to a serving dish, alongside toasted baguette slices, if you like.

Tips & Note

It's so delicious you'll probably eat it all, but if you have any caponata sauce left over, store in the fridge and enjoy with pasta.

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