is a personal dish. With plenty of variables that may change the outcome. That is why trying it in Sicily is recommended. If only to have an idea of what it should taste like.Caponata is a summer
recipe. At least, it contains summer vegetables. In eastern Sicily bell peppers
are added to caponata.You may use cane sugar
instead of plain white sugar. Or even honey. And some recipes add two spoons of bitter cacao
. Artichokes may substitute the aubergine
. The sword fish
version is very popular too. Bake your diced fish apart. And add it where the aubergines would go in.Make sure all ingredients have the same size. Caponata is served cold
. And preferably the day after preparing. It is an excellent starter. And a probably even better choice? On bread for an aperitivo with friends.