Artichoke and Fennel Caponata

  • GramercyGal Posted: 11/28/08
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    I made this last night for a Thanksgiving appetizer. It was delicious! My guests loved it and so did I. Served it with a Beet Crostini with goat cheese and the goat cheese was really lovely with the Caponata. I will definitely make this again and I'm actually thinking of jarring it and giving it as holiday gifts! Yummy!

  • Heidelind1 Posted: 11/30/09
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    Very tasty. The flavors definitely work well together, although this is a very strong flavored dish. Oh-I didn't use celery because I really don't like it. I totally agree that you can't really make out that there are artichokes or fennel in this recipe, it's just a combo of good! I personally would recommend having this on top of bread because it has such a strong flavor.

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 12/28/10
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    Excellent recipe that receives raves every time I serve it.

  • DeniseW64 Posted: 07/23/11
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    Yummy! I found this during my desperate search for an appetizer that would not wilt in the heat. Fresh, delicious and VERY flavor-packed. It's as good warm as is it is out of the cooler at a picnic. I received requests from around the table for this recipe the first night I served it. It's a great alternative to salsa on a hot summer night. Make lots of toasted bread or pita chips. But it's also good with celery, cuc slices or other hearty cold veggies in place of the carbs.

  • brickpizzalady Posted: 12/03/11
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    Wow I really wanted to like it.... this recipe had good reviews, great ingredients but it fell way short! The tomato sauce overpowered the veggies hard to tell what was in it. I may give it another try but i would use can of petite diced tomato's instead of tomato sauce. I did like the combo with the goat cheese on the crostini.

  • greenjean Posted: 12/12/11
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    I agree with other reviewers - the fennel was not detectable when I first tasted it - just tasted like sweet tomato sauce. I made this the day before a Holiday party so I ground up some fennel seed and added. The next day the flavors were more pronounced. It tastes great, but looks a bit mysterious so guest may appreciate a little sign on the serving table

  • jjjamstou2 Posted: 01/20/13
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    I made this for a party of women. I thought it was delicious, but I love fennel. it was not overly popular, but i am not sure it that was because of the taste or the other offerings. I made it as written. i wanted to sub tomatoes instead of sauce as one reviewer suggested, but i didn't have any. I really enjoyed it, so i will probably try it again with a different group.

  • DawnFemb Posted: 05/15/13
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    I made this the night before having a gathering. When I first tasted it I did not feel it was anything worth while so I threw out the recipe. But I tried it again the next day and it was amazing! Everyone loved it and asked for a copy of the recipe. I paired it with garlic toast covered in parmesan cheese and then top it with the caponata. Will be making this again and again, very easy!


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