Ratatouille My WayFrom notyourmomma 9 years ago
- 1 medium eggplant cut in medium sized cubes (don't bother to peel) shopping list
- 2 zucchini, scrubbed and cut in medium chunks shopping list
- 2 yellow squash, scrubbed and cut in chunks shopping list
- 1 full head of garlic, most of the outer peel pulled off shopping list
- 2 large yellow or red onions cut in coarse wedges, ends removed shopping list
- 1 8 oz. box of white button mushrooms or crimini, wiped down left whole (on the small side, don't aim for huge mushrooms here, you don't want to cut them; that is more work) shopping list
- 1 green pepper, seeded and cut in medium chunks shopping list
- 1 red pepper seeded and cut in medium chunks shopping list
- 1 yellow pepper seeded and cut in medium chunks shopping list
- 2 lbs. of roma tomatoes stem ends removed and halved shopping list
- extra virgin olive oil shopping list
- sea salt shopping list
- fresh ground black pepper shopping list
- fresh marjoram if available (I mysteriously kill mine each year) shopping list
- several sprigs of fresh thyme leaves shopping list
- a handful of parsley, stemmed and coarsely chopped shopping list
- two long pieces of lemon rind, juice of one lemon shopping list
- sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes shopping list
- few shavings of parmesan if you must gild the lily shopping list
How to make it
- Line a large sheet pan with foil.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees while you prep the veggies.
- Toss the eggplants, zucchini, yellow squash in a scant amount of oil, you don't want them drenched.
- Put on sheet pan, don't crowd and sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper.
- Trim the end of the garlic bulb and rub generously with oil.
- Toss peppers and onion and mushrooms with scant oil and put on the other end of the sheet pan. Again, don't crowd.
- If there is too much for your sheet pan, fix up another sheet pan and plan to rotate the pans while cooking.
- DON"T ROAST THE TOMATOES.
- Roast the veggies in hot oven for about 20 minutes. You want each to maintain their shape but to get a tiny bit of char on the surface.
- Don't cook the garlic to mush, you want to be able to just squeeze it from the bulb.
- Finally dump all the veggies into a stock pot, including the prepped tomatoes, squeeze the garlic out of the bulb into the pot, the thyme leaves, the marjoram, the lemon rind and the lemon juice and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
- Cook over low heat until the tomatoes give up their juice and stir only enough to combine, you don't want to break down the veggies anymore if at all possible.
- At service, fish out lemon rind and thyme branches if you left them whole. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and long shavings of parmesan.
The Cooknotyourmomma South St. Petersburg, FL
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ill give a generous rate of 5... i havent try any similar recipe of this but with this kind of yummy picture, i will and i will surely try this... thanks.mitzychocolatelover in Malolos loved it
i am definitely trying this one next week! I have been wanting a good recipe for this since the movie! HAHAcgendy in Manalapan loved it
just read this on another wet, grey, ugly April day - last year around that time we sat on the terrace, drinking wine. i felt thoroughly disgusted with this world - until i came across this recipe. I LOVE ratatouille - and i thought i've seen (and ea...morekochhexe in Butzbach loved it