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Agrodolce is the term for any Italian sweet-and-sour sauce made with vinegar and sugar. This superchunky version with golden raisins, red grapes and toasted pine nuts is more like a compote and is fantastic with the spice-roasted chicken. Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

Michael Chiarello
Michael Chiarello
October 2010

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Credit: © Cedric Angeles

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes about 3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, cover the raisins with the warm water and let stand until plumped, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • In a small skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat until fragrant and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Let cool.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar, red onion and fennel seeds. Simmer over moderate heat until thickened, about 25 minutes. Pour into a heatproof bowl and let cool to room temperature.

  • Stir the raisins, pine nuts, grapes and olive oil into the syrup. Season lightly with salt and serve.

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