Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Ratatouille June 14, 2010

Filed under: Farmers Market,Recipes — gastromami @ 12:07 pm

After our trip to the Memphis Farmer’s Market on Saturday to visit Reny, Ren and I came home with all the “fixin’s” for ratatouille – a perfect meal to take with us to see The Boogers and The Cowboy Junkies at the Levitt Shell that evening!

I had a picture of the fresh ingredients but the cord to the camera I had on hand seems to be missing …. (I think I know who the sticky fingered (literally) culprit may be!)

  • olive oil (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cup diced yellow squash
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (if using canned, the fire-roasted tomatoes give a nice flavor!)
  • 3 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat (12 inch saute pan)
  2. Once hot, add the onions and garlic, cooking until they are wilted and slightly carmelized (7 minutes or so)
  3. Add the zucchini, squash and green peppers, cooking for about 5 minutes
  4. Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, cook for 5 minutes
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook ratatouille to desired softness

This can be served hot for dinner right away, room temperature at a picnic (how we ate it that night), or cold (how we ate it for lunch the next day!)


One Response to “Ratatouille”

  1. Alina Alfonso Says:

    I remember when papa and I were in Memphis, we went out to eat at Jose’s place (Reni’s chef friend), and I ordered Ratatouille. – little Reni ate MOST OF IT!!!! He loved it! What a fun time we had.
    I’ll try this recipe – it looks good.
    Love. Mama Alina

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