A MOUNTAIN OF CAPONATA – two days before Christmas

Mountains of eggplants, peppers, celery, onion, capers and green olives…..a few red tomatoes, pine nuts, basil and the characteristic caramelized sugar and vinegar to deglaze the pan that makes the agro – dolce sauce for caponata.

Two days before Christmas and the caponata needs to be made so that the flavours mellow.

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In a couple of days it will be perfect!

Ready for more fresh basil and pine-nuts and ready to be presented to guests. The first lot will be on Christmas eve – it will be served as the antipasto without any other food, just a little, good quality, fresh bread for those who wish to mop up the juices.

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For recipes see:

Caponata (General Information and Recipe for Caponata di Patate – potatoes)

Caponata di Melanzane con Cioccolata (eggplant Caponata Made with Chocolate)

Caponata Siciliana (Catanese – Caponata As Made in Catania). This one contains peppers (capsicums).

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Fennel Caponata (Sicilian Sweet and Sour Method for Preparing Certain Vegetables).

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2 thoughts on “A MOUNTAIN OF CAPONATA – two days before Christmas”

  1. Yes, it has been a while since I made Baccala Mantecato but last time I did everyone loved it. when I told friends how much oil goes into making it, many were very surprised. It is summer in Australia and eggplants and peppers are in peak season- most appropriate for our hot temperatures.
    And Buon Anno to you as well Marisa.

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