Caponata a Muntagnola – Aubergines with raisins and pine nuts

Aubergines with raisins at Pino's Trattoria a Muntagnola on October 16, 2020 in Berlin. © 2020, Münzenberg Medien, Photo: Stefan Pribnow

Berlin, Germany (Gastrosofie). Pino Bianco, his mom and his employees in the Trattoria a Muntagnola in Berlin’s Fuggerstrasse have been serving delicacies from Basilicata since July 1, 1991. Basilicata is an enchanting region in southern Italy that is full of history and nature, full of culture and cuisine. Traditional dishes include

Aubergines with raisins and pine nuts

Ingredients

  • 6-8 kg aubergines
  • 2 kg canned tomatoes
  • 2-3 sticks of celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 125 g sultanas
  • 125 g pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 40 g flaked almonds
  • 2-3 talbespoons of balsamico
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 2-3 l vegetable oil for deep frying

Preparation

  • Cut aubergines into mouth size pieces, alt and soak over night in water.
  • Cut the onions and celery into smallpieces and steam in olive oil. Add the raisins and pine nuts and steam further untilsultanas are rounded. Add canned tomatoes, bring to boil and then simmer for about an hour on a small flame.
  • Season with vinegar and sugar. Fry aubergines in vegetable oil until golden brown, drain and move to a dish.
  • Poor the tomato sauce equally over the top.

Arranging

Roast the chopped almonds and decorate with caponata before serving.