Ratatouille

A modern take of the classic French stew Ratatouille that presents itself beautifully. A wonderful chunky tomato base with fresh thyme and basil. This Ratatouille is a colorful medley of eggplant zucchini tomato and squash baked not stewed. This vegetarian dish is a truly satisfying meal with pasta rice, potatoes or polenta. Alternatively, the Ratatouille is an excellent accompaniment with your favorite meat or fish.

CUISINES: French
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 4 People
TIME: 1 hr
COOKING TIME: 45 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ small White onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 5 ea. Roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 3 tbsp Basil
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • Vegetables
  • 1 large Yellow Squash, sliced
  • 1 large Zucchini, sliced
  • 1 small Eggplant, sliced
  • 1 lb. Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 10 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • Garnish
  • 3 tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Preheat Oven to 375°F/190°C.
Step 2
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Step 2
Sautee onion, garlic, and small diced Roma tomatoes until cooked down 10-15 min. Blend the sauce and add basil, thyme, and parsley to the sauce. The sauce should be nice and thick. If not cook down for a couple more minutes.
Step 3
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Step 3
While the sauce is cooking we can start cutting our vegetables to layer on top of the finished sauce. Cut all of our squash, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant into 1/8 inch medallions. In a large mixing bowl toss all the veggies thyme in oil and salt and pepper.
Step 4
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Step 4
In an oven-safe glass or ceramic circular or rectangle pan, we will pour our tomato sauce all over the bottom. Start layering our veggies upright in a sequenced order(zucchini, squash, tomato, eggplant) and repeat until the pan is full.
Step 5
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Step 5
Cover with tin foil and place on center rack of oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes we will take off the foil and cook for another 10-15 minutes. Serve with fresh basil and parsley on top and freshly shaved parmesan.
Step 6
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Enjoy!