Ratatouille - you may know the Disney film by the same name. Possibly you have seen a recipe for it in a book such as Julia Childs' cookbook. It can be made as a side dish or eaten as a meal. It can be served in layers or all tossed together.
I had actually never made ratatouille and actually I do not think I had ever eaten ratatouille until recently. My little guy, after watching the movie, decided he wanted Ratatouille and it had to be in a circle just like the movie. Well, as Gusto says in the movie - "Anyone can cook!"
So I read through a bunch of recipes to get an idea for what I was going to make and this is what I put together. Not only was it good - but the kids ate it up.
bell peppers (I used red)
salt & pepper
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil - if you weren't sure)
optional - bay leaf, herb de provance
Notice I did not specify how much. If you were making it for 2 I would use one of everything and you may need 3 roma tomatos. Make more instead and use if for leftover lunch and dinner the next day.
Time to cook:
Heat a pan, add some EVOO and add some diced onion, finely chopped garlic and saute until soft.
Next, add some diced tomatoes (I used heirloom becuase we had a bunch in the house) diced red pepper.
Salt and pepper to taste, add a bay leaf and other aromatics (herb de provance or thyme and/or oregano (I used oregano and thyme)) and simmer over low until it forms a nice thick sauce like consistency.
While it simmers slice the zucchini, yellow squash and roma tomatoes so you have three bowls of similar sized circles.
My little guy wanted a circle so I plated the tomato sauce and the spread it out over a pizza pan. Next I created a circle. Starting from the middle I rotated out, alternating the tomatoes, zucchinis and squash.
I brushed a little olive oil over top and sprinkled some salt and pepper.
Cooked in the oven about 40 minutes (until the vegetables started to brown) at 375.
We had ours with a side of rice and salmon.
The Un-Gluten Guy