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 Ratatouille 

     'French cuisine is renowned for its diversity and originality , from classic soups to fine pate . One dish often forgotten is the classic vegetable dish , Ratatouille . Simple to make and even easier to eat , this dish is ideal for vegetarians as a starter or a light main course. . ' 

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Ingredients

  • 2 Red Peppers
  • 1 Brown Onion
  • 2 Courgettes 
  • 1 Egg Plant
  • 1 teaspoon of Lazy Garlic
  • 100 ml Tomato Puree
  • 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 -4 Bay leafs
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning.


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Method

 For the Veg :

  • Dice up the onion , peppers , courgettes and egg plant .
  • Fry off the egg plant & Courgettes in olive oil & salt and set aside in a cast iron casserole dish.

For the Sauce : 

  • Fry off the onion , peppers & Garlic in olive oil until soft.
  • Add the tomato paste and mix together well.
  • Then add enough veg stock to make a thick sauce , mixing together with a wooden spoon.

Making the Ratatouille : 

  • Get the heat under the casserole dish , and start warming the egg plant & Courgettes.
  • Add the tin of chopped tomatoes and mix in well. 
  • Next add the sauce mix to the casserole dish and season with pepper.
  • Mix together well , then cover and cook in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  ' Serve as a starter or a light main course ... '