Definition of caponata
: a relish of chopped eggplant and assorted vegetables
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Three of the most famous eggplant dishes are pasta alla Norma, eggplant caponata and eggplant parmigiana.
Serve caponata on little toasts as an appetizer or to accompany a meal — or as a picnic lunch with a loaf of crusty bread.
That would include a dramatic carpaccio of red shrimp and an octopus charred with dollops of Sicilian caponata and emerald-green parsley oil.
Emeril’s Delmonico makes wild boar meatballs served with caponata, chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio said.
The latter had a delicious soft-centered mozzarella, a few marinated artichokes, slices of tomato and a centerpiece of caponata, an eggplant dish made slightly sweet from blond raisins.
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Origin and Etymology of caponata
Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) capunata, sailor's dish of biscuit steeped in oil and vinegar, chopped vegetables served similarly, from Catalan caponada dry bread soaked in oil and vinegar, perhaps from capó capon
First Known Use: 1931See Words from the same year
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