Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blogtoberfest day 14 - cooking up a ratatouille storm!

Remember the lovely aubergines I was given the other day?  Well, I created up a culinary storm with them tonight and made a yummy ratatouille - here's my version of the classic.


1 large or 2 small aubergines
1 courgette, chopped
tin chopped tomatoes
mixed herbs
1-2 tbs balsamic vinegar
salt n pepper

Firstly prepare your aubergine - chop into chunks, place in a bowl and sprinkle over with salt.  Leave for about 20 mins - this makes the aubergine lose that 'squeakiness' you sometimes get when you eat them!  There will be some water in the bowl by now from the aubergine - rinse the aubergine thoroughly and leave to drain.

Chop your onion, fry until soft, then add the aubergine and courgette and cover and leave to steam over a low heat for 5-10 mins until soft. 

Add your tin of tomatoes and a good splosh of balsamic vinegar (this really adds to the flavour). Add herbs and seasoning to taste.  Add about 1/2 cup water and let the ratatouille simmer for about 25 minutes.  Keep checking and adding water as you don't want it to dry out.

When the veggies are cooked to your liking, serve and enjoy!  This can be a lovely veggie meal on it's own with crusty bread, or served as a side.

Blogtoberfest blogs visited: no's 61-70

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