Ratatouille – Pixar inspired.

Ingredients

For the sauce:

Red bell pepper 1
Green bell pepper 1
Anaheim or California pepper 1
Onion 1 minced
Garlic 2 pods minced
Celery 2 sticks chopped
Carrot 1 chopped
Tomato 3
Basil 2 tbsp. Chopped
Mixed dry herbs 1 tbsp.
Salt To taste.
Olive oil 2 tbsp.

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For layering:

Eggplant 1 long
Zucchini 1 long
Tomato 3-4

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For Seasoning:

Olive oil 1 tbsp.
Garlic 1 pod crushed
Parsley 1 tbsp. Chopped
Basil 1 tbsp. Chopped
Salt & Pepper To taste

Method: 

To make the Sauce:

  • Roast the peppers and the tomatoes till their skin turn Black.
  • Place them in a bowl & cover it with a cling wrap.
  • Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the chared skin and the seed and chop them.
  • To a pan add olive oil, minced garlic and onion, saute it till the onions become transparent.
  • Add chopped carrots, celery, peppers, tomatoes and dried herbs saute add water in batches and allow it Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir it in constant intervals.
  • Add salt to taste and chopped Basil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Allow the gravy to cool down and grind it to a smooth and thick sauce like consistancy.

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To layer, season & bake:

  • Pour the sauce into a casserole. I used a cake tin though. Smoothen it out.
  • Thinly slice the eggplant, zuchinni & tomatoes and arrange it alternating each other.
  • Drizzle olive oil, crushed garlic, fresh herbs & season it with salt & pepper.
  • Bake it for an hour in 180c.
  • Season with some fresh herbs right before serving.
  • Serve it warm with rice or bread.

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Tips & Variations:

  • You can also include thinly sliced yellow squash and potatoes while layering.

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