Find the perfect summertime meal to pair with your favorite refreshing wine! Create this Ratatouille for the whole crowd, 6-8 people, in 1 hour and 25 minutes — and of course, serve it with its perfect wine match. — and don’t forget the wine! Pair this delicious dish with a must-have rosé from the NEW Weekly Tasting set, 2019 Rosé Tasting!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, peeled and diced
- 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 16oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 thin eggplants, sliced into thin rounds
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
- 2 summer squash, sliced into thin rounds
- 4 roma tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds
- Fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Optional: 1 tbsp herbes de Provence
And here’s how to complete the meal:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a large dutch oven, cast-iron, or heavy-bottomed oven-safe pan over medium heat.
- Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant. Add crushed tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, optional herbes de Provence, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of pepper. Simmer until slightly thickened.
- Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat.
- Arrange the eggplant, zucchini, summer squash, and tomato rounds over the sauce by alternating them in a concentric spiral with a slight overlap to display the colors.
- Drizzle with remaining 3 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes.
- Remove the foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top with fresh basil. Serve with crusty bread or over creamy polenta
And there you have it, a delicious Ratatouille dish from home! And of course, don’t forget to pair your meal with a bottle of rosé in a Weekly Tasting set!
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