Friday, May 6, 2011

 
"ANYONE CAN COOK" is the mantra heard throughout this heartfelt tale of finding ones true self, and one our Yumologists completely agree with. Remy the rat is torn between a life with his family in the sewers of Paris, feasting on garbage, or a life of haute cuisine helping a struggling chef, Linguini, find his way. As it turns out Remy the rat is an excellent cook and uses Linguini's human form to create culinary masterpieces that revive Gusteau's restaurant and return it to it's rightful owner.

Want to make your own Ratatouille? Here's how:

Ratatouille

1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup tomato puree
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small eggplant
1 small zucchini
1 small yellow squash
1 red bell pepper
1 tbsp chopped, fresh, thyme
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons soft goat cheese

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Pour tomato puree into bottom of an oval baking dish.
  • Add the sliced garlic cloves and chopped onion.
  • Stir in one tablespoon of the olive oil and season the sauce generously with salt and pepper.
  • Trim the ends off the eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and red pepper: remember to remove the core.
  • Slice the eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and red pepper into very thin slices.
  • Arrange slices of prepared vegetables from the outer edge to the inside of the baking dish, overlapping and alternating vegetables.
  • Drizzle the remaining tablespoon olive oil over the vegetables and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle fresh thyme on top.
  • Cover dish with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside.
  • Bake for approximately 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Add soft goat cheese on top.

You can serve this Ratatouille recipe alone or with the grain of your choosing.

Here's a taste of Ratatouille: http://www.reelzchannel.com/movie/225123/ratatouille/

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