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Ratatouille

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Ingredients
  Aubergines 2 Large
  Courgettes 4 Small
  Red pepper/Yellow peppers 2
  Ripe tomatoes 4 Large
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
  Basil 25 Gram
  Onion 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), crushed
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Caster sugar 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Quarter the aubergines lengthwise and then dice into 1.5cm pieces
2. Slice the courgettes.
3. Peel peppers, using a vegetable peeler and dice.
4. Using the tip of a pointed knife, score a cross on the base on each tomato.
5. Place them in a large saucepan.
6. Cover tomatoes with boiling water and let stand for 20 seconds.
7. Drain and refresh with cold water.
8. When cool enough to handle, peel the skin.
9. Cut peeled tomatoes into quarters and scoop out the seeds.
10. Chop finely.

MAKING
11. In a large skillet, heat oil over a medium flame.
12. Saute the aubergines in the hot oil for 5 minutes until evenly browned and soft. Remove onto a platter.
13. Add more oil and fry courgettes and remove along with aubergines.
14. In the remaining oil, add onion and garlic and sauté until soft and transparent.
15. Tip in the peppers and tomatoes and sauté for another few minutes till soft.
16. Splash in the red wine and stir in the sugar.
17. Return the fried aubergines and courgettes to the skillet.
18. Reduce heat and simmer until cooked.
19. Finally add the basil and season to taste.

SERVING
20. Serve along with fish, meat or pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Saute
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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