Ratatouille

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Who remembers the movie ratatouille??? I loved that movie growing up.

Since watching that movie, I have always wanted to try ratatouille, but I am yet to come across it in restaurants in my local neighbourhood.

I was reading one of my recipe books the other day, when I came across the recipe for ratatouille and I saw that it was actually a vegetarian dish… I was shocked.

If memory serves me well, in the movie they mentioned that ratatouille was a pheasant dish and I always assumed that it contained meat, I was very mistaken.

Served with warm garlic bread it is such a warm filling dish that I almost ate the entire dish myself.

Ingredients for the veggies:

  • 2 x zucchini, sliced.
  • 6 x tomatoes, sliced.
  • 2 x yellow squash, sliced.
  • 1 x brinjal, sliced.
  • Basil spice and thyme to sprinkle over the top.
  • Mozzarella sliced.

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 x tbsp. cooking oil.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 4 x garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 x red pepper, deseeded and diced.
  • Salt and pepper to season.
  • 2 x tomatoes, grated.
  • 2 x tbsp. basil spice.

Method for the sauce:

  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add he onions, garlic, pepper and saute till the peppers are sof.
  • Season with salt and pepper and basil.
  • Add the grated tomatoes, give it a good stir and allow the mixture to come to the boil.
  • Remove from the heat and pour into a greased oven proof dish.
  • Arrange the sliced vegetables over the top of the tomatoe mixture.
  • Sprinkle with thyme and basil.
  • Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 180 degrees till golden brown roughly 45 – 60 minutes.

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