Eggplant Caponata

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  • 2 tablespoons brined capers, drained
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1-pound eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon P.S. Flavor!? Creole Kitchen, divided (or use kosher salt and black pepper)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons P.S. Flavor!? Citrus Spice (or use lemon zest, kosher salt and black pepper)
  • 1/2 cup large pitted green or Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded basil or flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  1. In a small bowl, cover the capers with water and let soak for 15 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the eggplant and cook over moderately high heat until the bottom browns, about 5 minutes. Stir and cook until browned all over, about 8 to 10 minutes longer, adding 1 1/2 teaspoons of Creole Kitchen during the last minute of cooking. Transfer the eggplant to a bowl.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, onion and celery to the skillet. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the remaining Creole Kitchen and garlic and stir an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add the tomato, cover and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Next, add the red wine vinegar, Citrus Spice, olives, raisins and drained capers, and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Add this mixture to the bowl with the eggplant. Add basil, pine nuts and herbs; mix together. Season with additional seasoning, if desired.