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Classic Ratatouille


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Ratatouille is a traditional dish from Nice in France. Its is stew made with vegetables primarily like bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant, onion with tomatoes & basil.

gaining popularity from its birth place in France its now equally extermely popular in all Mediterranean countries too as a quick & easy summer dish.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                    15 mins                      35 mins                     1-2 Serving

Ingredients:

Eggplant – 1 (diced large size)

Zucchini – 1 (diced large size)

Yellow bell peppers – ½ (diced large size)

Red bell peppers – ½ (diced large size)

Green bell pepper – ½ (diced large size)

Tomato – 3 large

Basil – 1-table spoons chopped coarsely

Fresh green coriander – 4 table spoons chopped finely

Onion – 1 (diced large size)

Garlic cloves 3 – minced

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper

Bay leaf – 1

Extra virgin olive oil – 5-6 tablespoons

Fresh or dried oregano – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Red wine vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Instructions:

  • In a dish place diced eggplants, sprinkle salt and toss and let them sit for 10 minutes, later squeeze and take water out.
  • Heat water in a saucepan and add tomatoes and boil for 3-4 minutes and take off from heat and place in cold water, peel the skin and chop finely.
  • Pour oil in a heavy pan and first add onions with bay leaf and then after 1-2 minutes add garlic. Fry together for 3-4 minutes more.
  • Add diced bell peppers to the pan and fry further till the bell peppers are tender yet crisp.
  • Now add eggplant and fry for another 2-3 mins and zucchini and fry further 2-3 minutes. At this point add chopped tomatoes along with basil (half) or fresh/dry oregano as you desire.
  • Add salt & ground black pepper per taste. Add red wine vinegar and cook for another 5-6 minutes on low heat and keep simmering in between.

Note: your delicious Ratatouille is ready to be served. It goes well with toasted or crispy breads, can be enjoyed as a full meal or side dish. Bon Apatite!!

Happy Cooking!!!

 Picture courtesy http://www.betterrecipes.com (picture perfect)

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