Sunday, 11 May 2014

Quick Ratatouille

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Yes ..... you were right it's ......
Quick Ratatouille
Take all the above ingredients.....
A good glug of oil
1 Courgette, sliced in half lengthways and then chopped
1 Aubergine, diced
1 Red Pepper, deseeded and then chopped up
1 Green Pepper, deseeded and then chopped up
2 onions, peeled and sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic, or a good squirt of paste (I had no fresh garlic)
Two tins or carton of chopped Tomatoes
1 teaspoon of Mixed Herbs
Pepper and Salt

Put all the top ingredients into a large pan, stir and cook for around 3 minutes.

Then add the chopped tomatoes and herbs.
Give it all a really good stir and then bring to the boil and either simmer on the hob for 20 - 30 minutes or pop into the oven for the same length of time  (200c/400f/ Gas 6/Top oven of Aga).

Get it out of the oven, season with salt and pepper to taste and either eat straight away with some brown rice or Cous Cous or some crunchy salad, or for an even better flavour .... let it cool and pop into the fridge until needed.  Reheat when you want the meal and it will be even more delicious as the flavour will have had even more time to develop, or as my hero Nigel Slater says 'the ingredients will have had time to get to know each other'  :-) 
 Lovely Hubby has his with a pork chop on the side or some cooked sausages chopped and stirred in at the last moment.
This freezes perfectly too.
This recipe was inspired by the Ratatouille recipe in my Harcombe Diet Recipe Book.
Sue xx


  1. This will be today's dinner with jackets - thank you for a great post.

  2. I make a similar veg stew and just add lentils. Agree it's much better when the flavours have had time to cozy up!


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