The ingredients are easy to come by and not terribly expensive, and the dish is an easy, unheralded classic.
With the burst of warm weather earlier this week, it feels like something must be growing out there, right? Sadly, it’s still a bit soon for those first spring crops to hit the Greenmarkets. Until they do, here’s a terrific recipe that will tickle your taste buds and get you through the last, long stretch of early spring.
From now until October, eggplant abounds at Greenmarkets in New York. One way to enjoy these lovely purple plants is with caponata, a cold southern Italian eggplant starter that goes great with warm, crusty bread. Raffaele Ronca, the executive chef at Palma, shared with us this recipe.