Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Enjoy Summer vegetables!

This is our favorite Summer vegetable dish,
(ratatouille in French, caponata in Italian)

This is a really easy recipe but very delicious and looks so gorgeous.
Check out my cooking video, then follow the recipe! 

<RECIPE ★ Ratatouille>

2  Italian Eggplants (mini eggplants)   
2 Zucchinis
2 Summer squashes
1 Onion
2 to 3 stalks Celery
1/2 to 1 Red bell pepper
1/2 to 1 Yellow bell pepper
2 to 4 Tomatoes
2 cloves Garlic, chopped
Salt & Pepper
1 Bay leaf
Olive oil

1) Cut every vegetables into bite sized pieces. (Peel the tomato skins before dicing)
2) Pour the olive oil in a pot and add the chopped garlic. Saute on low heat until the garlic smells delicious and aromatic.
3) Add onions, salt  and pepper then saute until tender. Add eggplant and a pinch of salt then saute for 2 minutes. Add each vegetable (like onion) one by one.  Each time you put in the vegetable, don't forget to put a pinch or two of salt, this brings out the "umami" taste.  You can also add more olive oil and pepper if you like.
4) Add tomatoes and mix gently. Add the bay leaf then close the lid and cook until the vegetables are tender.
5) Salt and pepper to taste and turn off the heat. Serve cold, hot or room temperature as a side dish or pasta sauce!


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