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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients
  

  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 eggplant (small)
  • 1 zucchini (small)
  • 5 to matoes (medium)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • sugar
  • salt

Instructions
 

  • First peel and finely dice the onions and garlic.
  • Then peel the carrots and cut off the ends.
  • Wash the peppers, aubergine and zucchini and dice together with the carrots.
  • Cut the tomatoes crosswise and place in a bowl.
  • Now pour boiling water over the tomatoes so that the skin can be loosened more easily. Let this stand for about 5 minutes and quench with cold water.
  • In the meantime, heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic in it.
  • It is best to add the carrot cubes now as well.
  • These can cook a little longer so that they are not too hard at the end.
  • The saucepan shouldn't be too hot so the onions and garlic don't burn while the carrots are still cooking.
  • Now the eggplant can also be added. Always turn when frying to prevent from getting burned.
  • In the meantime, wash the fresh herbs and pat dry. Chop the rosemary as finely as possible. If that is too cumbersome for you, you can also put all the branches in the pot. However, the rosemary needles can come off during cooking.
  • Take the tomatoes out of the hot water and peel them and cut them into small pieces.
  • After about 7 minutes you can add the tomato paste and the spices.
  • This is allowed to roast a little before we deglaze with the tomatoes and their liquid.
  • Then there are also peppers and zucchini.
  • Let everything simmer for almost 20 minutes over medium heat.
  • If there is not enough liquid after simmering for 5 minutes, a little water can be added. Then a little more tomato paste may be needed at the end.
  • Add salt and sugar to taste and sharpen to taste.

Notes

Rice, bread and pasta go well with the ratatouille.
The stewed vegetables, which are nice and soft, can basically also be used like salsa. In this case we would add some chilli.