*Never rinse a roasted pepper under running water in the sink as you peel it - you'll be rinsing the flavor away! You want that smoky, charred character to stay in the peppers. If you plan to serve the caponata as part of an elegant appetizer, use a sharp chef's knife to cut the eggplant into 1/4-inch dice. If your style is more casual, you may dice them as large as 3/4 inch. The caponata also makes a wonderful sandwich filling or stuffing a chicken paillard.