Aubergine agrodolce. Photograph: Harry Weir
- Serves: 6
- Cooking Time: 45 mins
- Course: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Irish
- 75ml olive oil
- 1 aubergine, trimmed and diced into 1cm pieces
- 100g dried figs, roughly chopped
- 150ml red wine
- 1tsp five spice or allspice
- 1tbsp golden brown sugar
- 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Put the olive oil into a pot and add the aubergine. Cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat then add the figs, wine, five spice and sugar.
2 Reduce the heat and cook gently for 20-30 minutes, until all the wine has evaporated and it becomes jammy.
3 Add the balsamic vinegar, allow to cool a little, then crush with a potato masher till it all comes together.