eggplant – Recipe

eggplant caponata with campari and mini san marzanos

VF-Eggplant-Caponata-Recipe
caponata
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Yields: 2 Liters
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Lb (900 G) – Village Farms eggplant
  • 1 Lb (454 G) – Village Farms sinfully sweet campari tomatoes
  • 1 Lb (454 G) – Village Farms heavenly villagio marzano® tomatoes
  • 1 Cup (250 G) – Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tsp (2 G) – Dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp (1 G) – Dried chili flakes
  • 1 Medium (200 G) – Onion
  • ½ Head (200 G) – Celery
  • 1 Small (275 G) – Zucchini
  • 1 Cup (130 G) – Olives
  • ¾ Cup (120 G) – Golden raisins
  • 1 Tbsp (16 G) – Capers
  • ¾ Cup (125 G) – Pine nuts
  • ½ Cup (15 G) – Oregano, fresh
  • ½ Cup (15 G) – Italian flat-leaf parsley, fresh
  • ½ Cup (120 G) – Red wine vinegar
  • ½ Cup (120 G) – Sugar
  • 1 Tsp (3 G) – Black pepper
  • ¼ Tsp (1 G) – Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Set one eggplant aside to slice and grill later.
  2. Coarsely chop the campari tomatoes with ½ cup of water in a food processor or blender. Reserve.
  3. Clean and cut your onion, celery, zucchini and remaining eggplant down to ½” cubes.
  4. Season with sea salt, pepper and olive oil, reserve separately.
  5. Shallow fat fry the eggplant in a very hot pan with ½ cup of olive oil. Remove & reserve.
  6. Add 2 oz more olive oil to the pan.
  7. Add the onions, celery and zucchini to the pan and sauté briefly, until onions become translucent.
  8. Add dried oregano, raisins, chilies, pine nuts, capers and olives.
  9. Add the sugar, allow to melt and caramelize, then add the vinegar.
  10. Add the coarsely pureed campari tomato.
  11. Add back in the eggplant.
  12. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  13. Adjust seasoning after it’s cooled.
  14. Drizzle with remaining olive oil prior to serving.

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