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Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe

VIDEORECIPE Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe

Caponata is one of the perfect Italian side dishes. With this easy recipe, learn here how to make authentic Sicilian caponata. Don't miss it!

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Ingredients

number of servings
4
  • 600 g eggplant Added to
  • 150 g celery Added to
  • 1 onion Added to
  • 50 g pitted green olives Added to
  • 20 g caper Added to
  • 25 g sultanas Added to
  • 20 g pine nuts Added to
  • 115 ml chopped tomato Added to
  • 20 g tomato paste Added to
  • 25 g sugar Added to
  • 25 ml white wine or apple cider vinegar Added to
  • pinch cocoa powder Added to
  • salt Added to
  • fresh basil Added to
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Directions

30 min.
1. Step

Wash and dry the eggplant. Remove the stalk and cut it in half lengthways. Cut each half in half again and then into slices of about 2 cm. Fry in batches in plenty of oil. Drain on absorbent paper.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

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2. Step

Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan over low heat. Set aside.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

3. Step

Cut the celery into small pieces and the onion into half-moons. Put a dash of oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion. When it is tender and translucent, add the celery and cook for a couple of minutes more.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

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4. Step

Add the olives, capers, sultanas and pine nuts. Sauté for 1 minute and add the tomato purée. Cover the pan and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

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5. Step

In a bowl, mix the sugar, vinegar and tomato concentrate.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

6. Step

Add a little salt to the vegetables. Add the above mixture to the pan. Turn the heat up and cook for a couple of minutes to allow the vinegar to evaporate. Turn off the heat.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

7. Step

Add the pinch of cocoa and mix. Stir in the eggplant and chopped basil leaves. Mix well.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

8. Step

Leave to cool before eating.

Authentic Sicilian caponata recipe - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

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