Delicious combination of Mediterranean flavours. This recipe is made in a pressure cooker, it can be cooked in a casserole but will take longer. It's best made a day in advance as the flavours will improve overnight.
Serves 12 as a starter or 8 as a side dish
- 60ml olive oil
- 60ml dry white wine
- 40ml balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 aubergine, peeled and cut into 1.25cm cubes
- 1 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
- 420g can chopped tomatoes, drained
- 3 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
- 100g black olive, pitted and chopped
- 2 tbsp capers
Heat the oil, wine, vinegar and cinnamon in the pressure cooker over a medium heat. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Lock the lid in place. Heat up to a medium pressure. Adjust the heat to maintain the pressure if necessary. Cook for 8 minutes.
Let the pressure drop naturally. Once cooled remove the lid and transfer the caponata to a serving dish.
Can be eaten hot or cold.
If you're not using a pressure cooker you'll need to soften the aubergine, onion, peppers, garlic and celery before adding the rest of the ingredients. Put a lid on top and simmer for at least 20 minutes, or until everything is soft.
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