"This stuff takes a lot of prep time, but it is fantastic. It is great for a larger crowd. It can also be prepared 4 to 5 days in advance."
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Ready In:
11hrs 30mins




  • Peel eggplant and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  • Put in a strainer and sprinkle with salt.
  • Place a heavy bowl on top to drain out the moisture.
  • Drain for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly and dry on paper towels.
  • In a large 11x15 roasting pan, combine eggplant, peppers, zucchini, onions, capers, olives, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic and oil.
  • Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Mix together.
  • Combine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Pour over the vegetables.
  • Mix together.
  • Bake in the oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours turning vegetables every half hour.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve at room temperature with breads.

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  1. This tastes fantastic! It deserves 5 stars but I felt I had to give it four since a few instructions were left out or unclear. I've never eaten or made Caponata so I read some of the other recipes for Caponata and faked it. The recipe does not list an oven temperature. I guessed 250° but it needs to be hotter, more like 300° to achieve a thick, brown sauce as one of the other recipes described. The total cook time listed is 10 1/2 hours, but the roasting time is 2 1/2 hours. Again, I guessed that the missing 8 hours was for refrigerating and allowing the flavors to meld. That seemed to work just fine. I reheated it and served it over rice. It's incredible tasting. What a find!


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