Quick Ratatouille

Quick Ratatouille

©Julian Kutos

Quick Ratatouille

Quick Ratatouille

©Julian Kutos

Ingredients

1
onion
1
small courgette
4
large tomatoes
2
red bell peppers
1
aubergine
50
ml
olive oil
4
garlic, peeled
4
sprig
thyme
4
bay leaves
2
teaspoon
granulated sugar
salt

To serve:

Ingredients

black pepper
red wine vinegar
lemon
  • Grill the red pepper skin over gas stove flame or singe with a Bunsen burner. Once the skin has blackened it will be easier to remove. Peel off burnt skin and dispose.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Peel the onion and cut into rings. Halve the courgettes and cut into thin slices. Cut tomatoes into 1 cm thick slices. Cut bell pepper into strips.
  • Drizzle vegetables with olive oil, salt and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Using a suitable sized oven dish or individual pots (coquettes), place the bay leaves, thyme and garlic cloves on the bottom.
  • Gently place the vegetables in the pot/s and arrange them in a round shape. Cover the pot/s and cook for at least 45 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  • Remove the lid, increase the heat to 220°C and cook for another 10 minutes until crisp.
  • Arrange the ratatouille nicely on a plate. Grind some pepper on the vegetables, drizzle a few drops of vinegar and olive oil on them and grate the lemon zest on top.