My Sweet Marie

Ratatouille

Posted on: January 1, 2014

Ratatouille is a French dish from Provence but loved all over the world. It’s delicious, healthy and great on a cold winter’s day! You pronounce it ra-ta-tou-ee. Try it and I know you’ll like it! You can vary the veggies somewhat and this recipe makes a huge batch so feel free to halve the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes  or  1 lb cherry tomatoes
  •  virgin olive oil
  •  1 large eggplant cut into 1″ pieces or mini eggplants
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 large yellow onions (1 pound total), diced large
  • 1 head garlic, cloves smashed and peeled
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), seeded and diced large
  • 2 large zucchini (1 pound total), diced large
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or oregano leaves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle tomatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, and roast in oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a colander, toss eggplant with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Let sit 20 minutes, then squeeze out excess liquid. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat 4 tablespoons oil over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until onions and garlic are soft, 5 minutes. Add peppers and cook, stirring, until crisp-tender, 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, bay leaf, and marjoram to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover, and cook at a gentle simmer until vegetables are tender but not mushy, 15 minutes. Season to taste with vinegar, salt, and pepper. Remove bay leaf before serving
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