Hi and welcome to our Vegetarian Kitchen. This week the recipe is for a Mediterranean Vegetable Stew, known as "RATATOUILLE". It is a lovely dish served on its own or you could serve it with Quiche or any savoury flans. Also good with veggie burgers or sausages.
3 small aubergines
400g (14oz) can choppped tomatoes (or if you prefer 4 fresh tomatoes)
2 garlic cloves
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon parsley
salt & black pepper to taste
Slice the aubergines and the courgettes into 1/2inch rounds. Peel and cut the onions into rings. Crush the garlic cloves. If you use fresh tomatoes, cut into slices.
Heat olive oil in saucepan,fry onion until soft, add garlic and stir. Add aubergines, fry gently, add courgettes and tin of chopped tomatoes. Stir, add basil and salt and black pepper to taste. Simmer gently with a lid on the saucepan for about 45 minutes until vegetables are soft. When cooked stir in the parsley.
SERVE in a large dish. Crusty French bread would go well with this or wholemeal rolls.