USE UP ALL OF THOSE COURGETTES BY MAKING A COLOURFUL RATATOUILLE
There's nothing like an easy "rat-at-at-touille" made with fresh, colourful summer vegetables to go with a BBQ or grilled meat. You can even eat it on its own as the main event.
Sugar has always traditionally taken away the sharpness of the tomatoes but consider using honey instead. This is a chunky version of the Provencal dish which looks and tastes great.
- 6 large tomatoes, quartered
- 2 red peppers, cored and cut in to large chunks
- 2 yellow peppers, cored and cut in to large chunks
- 2 large, white onions, peeled and chopped
- 3 courgettes, cut in to 1cm rounds
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of Haughton Honey
- 2 tablespoons of ketchup
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
If you have a fan-assisted oven then reduce the specified temperature in the recipe by about 15%.
1 teaspoon = 5ml
1 tablespoon = 15ml.
Some ingredients are measured in cups and some equivalents are; 150g, 6oz (1/2 cup) = 120ml, 4fl oz
- Heat the olive oil in a suitable pan and add the cloves of garlic. Cook until infused in the oil and the garlic is starting to brown slightly.
- Turn the heat down a little and add the chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers and courgettes to the pan and stir. Simmer over a gentle heat for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables start to release their juices and then add the ketchup, honey and seasoning.
- Gently simmer the ratatouille for an hour or so, stirring regularly. Check the seasoning and serve.