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Caponata
Photography: Brett Stevens

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large eggplant, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and cut into large dice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • ¼ cup (30g) pitted, halved green olives
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Caponata

By Suzanne Gibbs
  • Serving size: Serves 4
  • Cooking time: Less than 60 minutes
Method

Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium. Panfry eggplant for 5 minutes, until browned and tender. Set aside.

Add capsicum and panfry until coloured and soft. Return eggplant to pan with onion and tomatoes, and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in capers, olives, sugar and vinegar. Season to taste. Simmer gently for another 20 minutes. Cool and serve at room temperature with grilled meats or crusty bread.

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