Course : Eggplant
Serves: 1
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2 Medium eggplants
1/2 Cup Vegetable stock
2 medium Onions, sliced
1 Cup Diced celery
3/4 Cup Tomato puree
1/2 Cup Vinegar
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Capers
4 tablespoons Raisins or currants, plumped In hot water
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F. Place the eggplants on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Bake until tender but not mushy, about 35-45 minutes. When the eggplants are cool enough to handle, remove the peel and dice the flesh into 1-inch cubes. Place the cubes in a strainer or drainer. In a large saute pan over moderate heat, bring the stock to a boil. Add the onions and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tomato puree, vinegar, and sugar, and simmer a few minutes. Stir in ther eserved eggplant, capers, and raisins and warm through. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature. This can be made a few days ahead of time. Bring to room temperature for serving, check seasoning, and add vinegar and salt if desired.

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