Sunday, June 19, 2011

Request for Ratatouille

There was no spontaneous reaction other than a hearty belly laugh when my daughter requested that I cook something special for her in conjunction with Father's Day!  I mean, it's my special day and she wants me to cook for her when it should be the other way around.  Well, I guess it's a long time coming since she had been asking me to cook Ratatouille for her ever since she saw the dish in the animated movie of the same name.  She had been wondering what it taste like and the only way for her to find out was if I prepared it for her.

I was feeling tired after baking  a dozen Blueberry Cupcakes, but I thought, since I was in the mood for cooking, I might as well grant her that request.  After all it is not that difficult to prepare, since I'd already have all the ingredients in the fridge.  Of course I only prepared the simple version of Ratatouille so my apologies to all the chefs in the world who would faint at this simplicity!

Nevertheless I try to keep to the original ingredients, which are :
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 purple aubergines
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 1 yellow courgette
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Some thyme and basil (dried because that's all I had in the pantry!)
Dice all the vegetables.  Heat oil and saute onion and garlic then stir in the vegetables.  Then add in the dried herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste!  Voila!

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