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Ratatouille confite


Ratatouille confite
In this ratatouille recipe, the vegetables are cooked longer than usual to get a richer melting dish.
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Last modified on: June 12th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
50 min.1 hour 50 min.2 hours 40 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Ratatouille confite : Photo of step #1
Wash, peel and cut 2 egg-plants or aubergine into small pieces .

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Prepare 3 courgettes, cut into small pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Wash, peel and cut 2 greens pepper into small pieces .

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Wash 4 tomatoes, remove and discard the hard green stalk end, then cut in 2.

Prepare 1 onion.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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Put 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan on medium heat.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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When oil is hot, add aubergine, salt, pepper and cook 4-5 minutes.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
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Then put aubergine in a strainer and leave to drain.

Stage 8 - 4 min.
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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.
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Do the same thing with peppers.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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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.
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Put tomato halves in the pan cut side down, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Stage 12 - 2 min.
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Turn tomatoes over, and cook covered for 2 more minutes.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Remove tomatoes onto a plate, and you've got a pan full of flavours and herbs.

Stage 14 - 1 hour
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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.
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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.
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Check seasoning, put the pan in the centre of the table, and serve your guests directly onto their plates.

you can also serve pilaf rice with it.

Remarks

For herbs, use what you have to hand and that you like, it's a quite versatile recipe. Similarly, you can add 1 or 2 garlic cloves en chemise.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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And to drink?: A chilled rosé (if possible from Provence) otherwise a rather strong red wine, like a Mediterranean one.

Source

Home made.

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