Tuesday, July 17, 2012
When we think camponata we think Sicily. After returning from Sicily I decide to entertain my friends with an antipasto and wine afternoon featuring camponata. Here is the secret to a good camponata...the main ingredient is eggplant. You need to fry them lightly so to make sure the oil is hot enough. One lonely eggplant slice is dropped into the pan and you wait for it to begin to sizzle before you add the main stock to be lightly fried. Give up one slice for the pot! You don't want any one ingredient to get lost nor do you want anyone ingredient to over power the rest. There needs to be the right balance and the right blend and that is the secret to a great camponata. Just like life - the right balance and the right blend and you have greatness!