How to Make the Sicilian Caponata Recipe

Sicilian caponata recipe

The Sicilian caponata recipe is a vibrant mixture of eggplant, onions, celery and tomatoes. It’s infused with sweet, briny and tart flavors from olives and capers. It’s topped with fresh basil and toasted pine nuts to add crunch. It’s traditionally served as an antipasto, scooped onto bruschetta or grilled meats and it can be refrigerated for up to a week. It’s a great option for vegans and vegetarians too!

To make the sizilianisches gemüse caponata, start by prepping the ingredients. The vegetables should be finely chopped to preserve the texture of the dish. It’s also a good idea to toast the pine nuts in a skillet before adding them to the pan. This will bring out their flavor and they’ll also be nice and crisp which is great for this dish.

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The next step is sauteing the onion and celery in a pan with some oil. Once they’re softened, add the eggplant and cook until it’s lightly browned. Then, add the rest of the ingredients to create this simple but classic antipasto.

Tomatoes are a must in this recipe, whether they’re canned or fresh. Using tomato paste is a great shortcut to creating this dish since it will add a lot of flavor and reduce the amount of cooking you have to do. You’ll also need capers (you can use jarred or pickled), anchovy fillets, golden raisins and some sugar or honey to balance the sour and salty flavors of this agrodolce.