Eggplant Caponata

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Recipe from From Melissa Kelly, The Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Inn Old Chatham, NY
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    • Olive oil
    • 2 Large eggplants, small dice
    • 1 large red pepper, small dice
    • 1 medium green pepper, small dice
    • 2 medium red onions, small dice
    • 3 tablespoon garlic, chopped
    • 4 tablespoon capers, divided (2 chopped, 2 whole)
    • 6 anchovy fillets, minced
    • 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup tomato puree
    • 1 bunch basil, chiffonade
    • 2 tablespoon oregano, chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup red vinegar


Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large saute pan (as the eggplant will soak it up). Brown the eggplant in the oil in small batches. Set aside in a stainless steel bowl.

Heat more oil. Saute peppers until soft. Add to bowl with the eggplant.

Cook onions and garlic until onions are tender. Add brown sugar and vinegar and cook 2 minutes. Add tomato puree and cook until you have a thick, brown sweet-and-sour sauce. Pour sauce over eggplant and peppers and toss to coat. Add capers, anchovies and herbs, and mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Serve warm or at room temperature.
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