World Cuisine Wednesday

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights, World Cuisine Wednesdays | on September 22nd, 2010

Bonjour! I hope everyone is doing well today.¬† Wouldn‚Äôt it be lovely to take a trip to France, (the French Riviera to be specific) to relax and enjoy these few last days of summer?¬† Sailing, wine and fine dining are just the beginning of what awaits you in the South of France.¬† If we can‚Äôt make it there today, at least we can eat like it tonight!¬† How about a nice…ratatouille?

Ratatouille is a traditional French Provencal dish that originated in Nice.  It is typically prepared as a side dish, but if you serve it with bread over pasta or rice, it is definitely sufficient enough for a meal.

Ratatouille

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 4 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small eggplant, cubed
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 zucchini, sliced about ¬º inch thick
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • ¬Ω tsp oregano
  • ¬º tsp thyme

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan.  Add onions and garlic, stirring often until softened.  Stir in eggplant and peppers.  Cover.  Cook for about 8-10 minutes, stirring often.

Add tomatoes, herbs and zucchini.  Mix well, cover and cook over low heat for an additional 15 minutes.

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