Caponata Aubergine Stew - Quick and Easy Recipes From Stylist Magazine - Stylist Magazine

Caponata aubergine stew

A tasy, versatile stew that's packed with good stuff

This classic Mediterranean aubergine stew, caponata, is as tasty as it is versatile. Serve hot with couscous or crusty bread, as an accompaniment to lamb or chicken, or have cold with salad or crostini. Packed with vegetables, it’s a great way to contribute to your five a day without realising you’re being healthy.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 aubergines (500g), cut into 1cm cubes
  • 2 tsps salt u 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated dark chocolate
  • 50g sultanas u 2 tbsps baby capers
  • 50g stoned green olives, sliced
  • Parsley or mint to garnish

Method:

Step 1: Put aubergine in a colander and add salt. Leave to drain for 30 minutes, rinse and pat dry.

Step 2: While the aubergine is salting, heat half the olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion, celery and garlic and fry gently for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juice and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Add balsamic vinegar, sugar, chocolate, sultanas, capers and olives. Simmer for 5–10 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the heat.

Step 4: Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and then fry the aubergine for 5 minutes until golden. Add to the tomato sauce. Return to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes then remove from heat, cover and allow to cool. Serve straight away or leave for a day to deepen the flavours. Sprinkle with parsley or mint before serving.

From River Cottage Veg Every Day! by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (£25, Bloomsbury)

Tags:

Share on

or email.

  • Facebook
  • Digg
  • Delicious
Stylist magazine (@stylistmagazine) on Twitter

Our Most…

Rejection letters sent to famous people

Rejection letters sent to famous people

"I love my rejection slips," wrote…

More
Man On Wire

20 greatest documentaries

Fact is stranger than fiction, and often so much…

More

22.1 facts about Benedict Cumberbatch you (probably) didn't know

There's no such thing a knowing too much about…

More

London's coolest rooftop drinking spots

One of London's biggest buzzwords as soon as the…

More
St Ives property

Secluded properties around the world

A tiny wooden cabin in Cornwall which has just…

More

Win a luxury overnight stay at Hotel Xenia with The Love Punch

To celebrate the release of romantic comedy The…

More
Skincare secrets from modern beauty icons

Beauty tips and skincare secrets from celebrity beauty icons

A lustrous and ever-youthful glow is the golden…

More

Win luxury prizes with Pirinase

The competitions that we run through the Services…

More
Stylist magazine on Facebook

Your Vote Counts

What's your favourite thing to do in the sunshine?

What's your favourite thing to do in the sunshine?