Hello all! Wow, it’s been a long while since I’ve blogged so I thought I might as well start some new categories such as cooking! As I cook certain recipes I will be posting them here along with step by step instructions. So today I made a classic French recipe, Ratatouille. I’m sure a lot of you have seen the great Pixar movie, but the dish depicted in the movie isn’t the actual thing. It’s actually a Turkish dish that shares many of the same ingredients and flavor, but the real Ratatouille is actually a stew. So first let’s go over the ingredients you will need!
– 1 Eggplant
– 2 Green Squash
– 6 Tomatoes
-4 Bell Peppers (red, orange, yellow, and green)
-6 Cloves of Garlic
– Coriander Seeds
-Bouquet Garni (consisting of Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, and Basil)
Alright, so first off you’re going to want to chop all of your veggies into equal pieces. Then peel the 6 cloves of garlic. Take a large pot and put some oil at the bottom, throw in your garlic, some salt, pepper, and about a handful of Coriander seeds. Make sure to keep the burner on a very low setting as you let the garlic toast. Then throw in all of the chopped vegetables, and lay the bouquet garni on top. If you don’t know what a bouquet garni is I’ll clarify real quick. It’s a bunch of herbs either wrapped in cheese cloth or tied with cooking string. Next, sprinkle a good amount of oil, salt,and pepper, and then cover with a lid. Keep the burner on a very low setting this whole time. Now you just have to wait! Leave it on this low setting for about 2 hours, and when you return you’ll have yourself a colorful and hearty pot of stew.
This recipe is very simple, and a great meal for a cold winter day. You can eat it by itself as a stew, or even put it over pasta or rice. Try this recipe, and tell me what you think. Also if you have any suggestions or tweaks from your personal Ratatouille recipe, leave them in the comments. Thanks for reading!