So you want to make Ratatouille, eh? Those who know me it’s hard to get me to eat vegetables. This recipe is fun to make, it’s super savoury and helps people like me get there veggies! I think the puree is what makes this dish the best.
Roast Peppers on open flame till charred and soften. Put in a bowl and cover and let continue to steam for 10 min. After peel off the charred skin. Take out seeds then copped.
In a pan add some olive oil on medium high. Add onions and carrot to soften up about 5 min.
And a good knob of butter and add garlic. Give it a light dusting of salt and pepper.
Add the chopped peppers, crushed tomatoes and stir in.
Add Herbes de Provence and continue to cook for about (15-20) min or as long as the sauce thickens up on medium heat.
Add in chopped Basil then blitz or puree.
Assembly & Bake
Add sauce back into a pan.
Alternate all the chopped vegetables on top of the sauce.
Cover with tin foil. Put in oven for 3 hours at 280F...low and slow. You can continue to cook in the next step or you can put in the fridge and cook when ready....next day perhaps?
Before serving one more blast of Salt and Pepper and garnish with chopped basil or parsley.