Stage 1 - 10 min.
Wash, peel and cut 2 egg-plants or aubergine into small pieces .Set aside
Stage 2 - 10 min.
Stage 3 - 10 min.
Wash, peel and cut 2 greens pepper into small pieces .
Stage 4 - 10 min.
Wash 4 tomatoes
, remove and discard the hard green stalk end, then cut in 2.Prepare
Stage 5 - 1 min.
Put 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.
Stage 6 - 5 min.
When oil is hot, add aubergine, salt, pepper and cook 4-5 minutes.
You will see that it really soaks up the olive oil like a sponge, but don't add any more.
Stage 7 - 2 min.
Then put aubergine in a strainer and leave to drain.
Stage 8 - 4 min.
In the same pan, without cleaning it, pour 2 more tablespoons olive oil and cook courgette pieces in the same way for 3-4 minutes.
Drain these in a strainer too.
Stage 9 - 5 min.
Do the same thing with peppers.
Stage 10 - 2 min.
Still using the same pan, pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil. When oil is hot, add onion, 3 sprigs parsley
, 3 sprigs thyme
, 3 leaves sage
, salt, pepper and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Stage 11 - 2 min.
Put tomato halves in the pan cut side down, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Stage 12 - 2 min.
Turn tomatoes over, and cook covered for 2 more minutes.
Stage 13 - 2 min.
Remove tomatoes onto a plate, and you've got a pan full of flavours and herbs.
Stage 14 - 1 hour
Put in all the vegetables except tomatoes, turn heat down to lowest, cover and leave to cook for at least one hour.
Stage 15 - 30 min.
After this time, add tomatoes without skins, cover and leave to cook 30 minutes longer.
Then remove and discard herbs, and mix well.
Stage 16 - 5 min.
, put the pan in the centre of the table, and serve your guests directly onto their plates.
you can also serve pilaf rice