Caponata "Agrodolce" (Sweet and Sour)

Recipe courtesy Mariano Orlando
Show: Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello Episode: Egg-ceptional Breakfast Bar
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 40 min
 
YIELD: 10 to 12 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup capers
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 cups prepared marinara sauce
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Directions

In a very hot pan, separately cook the vegetables over a medium-high flame with a bit of the olive oil. Cook the onions and the garlic together in the same pan in a little more oil. Set all cooked vegetables aside in a large bowl.

Make the "agrodolce": Combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and reduce by half over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

While vegetables are still warm, combine with the roasted peppers, olives, and capers. Pour the "agrodolce" vinegar over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the chopped herbs and marinara sauce and stir.

Serve the caponata at room temperature.
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