Food Monday ~ Ratatouille

Portions: 4

½ lb onions, peeled a chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb courgettes, washed & sliced
1 lb tomatoes, skinned & chopped
1 red pepper. Deseeded & sliced
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion & garlic. Stir to coat with the oil and then reduce the heat. Cover with a layer of greaseproof that sits just on top of the onion, it helps to keep the moisture & flavour in, and it also speeds up the cooking. Put the lid on the pan and cook slowly for about 10-12 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

Note for Nancy: Remove the greasproof 😉

Add the remaining ingredients & simmer with the lid on for about 30 minutes.
Serve immediately.

3 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Ratatouille

  1. Delirious

    I had to look up “courgettes”. We call them zuchinni. 🙂 So, I should have eaten this at some point in my life, but I can’t remember. How is it served? Is it a soup, or is it served on top of pasta or something?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Delores – I serve it as a vegetable dish with beef, pork or chicken, but I suppose you could have it for lunch with bread to dip or mop up the juices.

    I hope you found the recipe links that I left at your blog helpful

  3. shackman

    Best ratatouile I ever had was in a restaurant on the Connecticut River when we lived in Rocky Hill CT. I lover the stuff – in almost any form and have had it as a main course though I’ve typically seen it as a side dish


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