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eggplant sun dried tomato dipping sauce from pasta primavera

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donali Apr 20, 2012 03:38 PM

I have tried and tried to duplicate the dipping sauce that Pasta Primavera restaurant serves with their bread. They call it carponata, though it is not a true carponata and they also told me that it has eggplant, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, capers and garlic.

I have an eggplant roasting and I'm going to try yet again. Anyone have any ideas for me? I'd be forever grateful!

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    fourunder RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 04:26 PM

    fresh basil....maybe some fresh tomatoes and olives as well.

    1. pikawicca RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 04:45 PM

      FWIW, it's "caponata," no "r."

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        donali RE: pikawicca Apr 20, 2012 04:48 PM

        you are correct!

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          pikawicca RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 05:17 PM

          It sounds yummy, no matter how you spell it. If you find the recipe, please post.

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            donali RE: pikawicca Apr 20, 2012 05:41 PM

            It is simply the best dish the restaurant produces....and each time I buy it I ask for a little more information, but they are pretty closed mouth about it. The one I made tonight passes but isn't "it" If I do find it I certainly will post!

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              pikawicca RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 06:36 PM

              Is it maybe baba ganoush with sd tomatoes and capers added?

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                fourunder RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 10:08 PM

                some more information on the restaurant/chain may prove fruitful.....

        2. hotoynoodle RE: donali Apr 20, 2012 10:25 PM

          having never eaten it, it's tough to hazard a guess, but a bit of unsweetened cocoa and a dash of sugar are not uncommon in caponata. it's a sicilian dish...

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