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Ratatouille

This was my attempt of recreating this dish from the movie Ratatouille. It’s not the real thing, but I liked it :)

Ratatouille

2 zucchinis
2 small eggplants (approximately the same size as zucchinis)
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 big + 1 small red onion
1 small tomato
1 clove garlic
olive oil
dried herbs: rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, marjoram
sea salt
ground black pepper

Slice zucchinis, eggplants, larger onion and peppers as thin as possible (I used V-Slicer). Line them in concentric circles on an oiled round baking pan in the following order: eggplant, zucchini, onion, red, then yellow pepper. Continue until you have the ingredients. Dimension of the pan depends on the amount of vegetables. Pour oil over. Peel and de-seed tomato and along with garlic clove and a couple of tablespoons of oil puree it in a blender. Spread it over the vegetables. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and black pepper and pour very little water so the vegetables don’t burn inside the oven. Bake in a preheated oven on 220°C for about 15-20 minutes. This time is for very thinly sliced vegetables, if you slice them thicker, you should probably bake it a bit more, until the eggplants are done.

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37 Comments

  • Mama2Matthew January 19, 2010 12:11 pm

    Beautiful!!! This is one of our favorite dishes.. great presentation!

  • goddessofcake January 19, 2010 2:28 pm

    What gorgeous ratatouille! The most beautiful I ever saw!

  • whisk-kid January 19, 2010 3:27 pm

    Beautiful photo! It looks so tasty. I love vegetables. Ratatouille is one of my favorite movies :D

  • Sweet Corner January 19, 2010 3:32 pm

    savrsen je, obavezno cu probati!

  • Ljilja January 19, 2010 3:32 pm

    Pre neki dan sam htela ovo da napravim :)))Divno izgleda, jako si ga lepo slozila :))

  • iana January 19, 2010 3:53 pm

    simply wow!

  • FlyingRoo January 19, 2010 4:56 pm

    Marija, gorgeous food as usual!Ratatouille is indeed a peasant food at the origin but they used a more contemporary variation for the movie with the same name (which is your superb dish as well), created by chef Michel Guerard and called Confit Byaldi, using the Turkish Imam Bayildi as inspiration for the name.

  • Snjezana January 19, 2010 7:26 pm

    kad sam vidjela film "ratatouille" morala sam napraviti nesto takvo pa sam eksperimentirala. ne znam da li znas da je ideja za ovakav ratataouille u filmu bila inspirirana ratatouillem chefa thomasa kellera iz famoznog restorana "french laundry"…?:)zelim ti da ti seljenje prode bez problema.:)

  • The Cooking Photographer January 19, 2010 11:27 pm

    Ooo this is pretty! I bet it tasted great too.Laura

  • Memória January 19, 2010 11:55 pm

    What a lovely dish! You did an excellent job.

  • Monika January 20, 2010 12:33 am

    izgleda odlično! nisam ga nikad probala ali sad više nemam izgovora :)

  • Dawn January 20, 2010 6:57 am

    Such a beautiful presentation! I can't wait to try this out.

  • Amalia January 20, 2010 10:40 am

    Hi Marija, I have something similar last summer cooking. The name is Vegetable tian.

  • Juliana January 20, 2010 3:32 pm

    Great looking dish, like the way that you presented…

  • Marigold January 21, 2010 2:01 pm

    ajme koje divno jelo..ja ga već dugo želim probati, ali nikako..iako znala sam slično nešto napraviti, ali opet nije to to…sad mi pada na pamet pizza sa ratatouillom i mozzarelom..njamm..:-)))

  • Rachel J aka Tha Pizza Cutta January 21, 2010 6:59 pm

    You definitely elevated this peasant dish to new heights! Reminded me of the movie ^_^

  • Spice Sherpa January 22, 2010 4:55 am

    I thought the presentation looked vaguely familiar! It's lovely! What a clever idea.

  • Carol Egbert January 22, 2010 6:53 am

    Quite beautiful – this looks like a cross between ratatouille and a pizza.

  • One Food Guy January 22, 2010 6:55 am

    This is absolutely stunning to look at. The question is, how did it taste?!

  • Simply Life January 22, 2010 7:12 am

    oh that looks DELICIOUS and what a beautiful presentation!!!

  • Katy January 22, 2010 7:43 am

    Its gorgeous and a darn good first attempt at the movie version.

  • powderate January 22, 2010 8:32 am

    I just adored the movie too! Your rendering of the dish caught my eye, and lightly cooked, keeping the nutritional content, even better. The movie title went so well with the main character and his sweet disposition. The industry would do well to make more of these types of movies.Good luck moving.

  • Joan Nova January 22, 2010 12:20 pm

    Great presentation for a dish that tastes good but does not always look pretty like this!

  • foodie27 January 22, 2010 3:43 pm

    I just finished making this in Boston! Wonderful recipe. My Italian grandmother never layered it. She chopped up the same ingredients in bite sized pieces and cooked it in a big pot on the stove. I love the presentation of this one. Much like a tian.

  • Laurie Vengoechea January 22, 2010 3:44 pm

    It is beautiful.. I'm impressed! :)

  • lostpastremembered January 22, 2010 5:23 pm

    Your photos are always so beautiful!!! Who knew ratatouille could look gorgeous!

  • Sortachef January 22, 2010 5:37 pm

    Funny, I was going to say it reminded me of something in a movie I saw (cool movie, by the way) but you took the words right out of my mouth. Thanks for a refreshing recipe and a beautiful photo!

  • Diana Bauman January 23, 2010 8:19 am

    Marija, Beautiful as usual! Really reminded me of the movie :D

  • Anna January 24, 2010 1:13 pm

    That looks delicious! I've never actually had ratatouille but I want to make it soon for sure.

  • Kitty January 24, 2010 10:10 pm

    Lovely presentation! I make ratatouille Moroccan-style) all the time, but have never thought of layering the ingredients like petals.Bravo!www.abiblicalfeast.com

  • Anshika January 26, 2010 4:25 am

    you have got an award from me for such a great work of recipes on your blog. do check my blog :)

  • Peggy January 26, 2010 5:52 am

    this is definitely a stunning presentation! I'm sure it tastes just as beautiful as it looks!

  • Marija January 26, 2010 6:08 am

    Thank you all!@One Food Guy – I liked it. My parents liked it. But my brother and my boyfriend, well, they said it's yuck. They both hate eggplant :)

  • One Food Guy January 26, 2010 11:51 am

    Well no disrespect to your brother and boyfriend, but if they don't like eggplant then they really can't be objective judges to it's taste! Great job!

  • Carsten January 26, 2010 4:17 pm

    looks fantastic!

  • Aleks February 11, 2010 4:58 am

    Wow, this looks amazing!!!I love colorful dishes!I just found your blog today and I'm really glad I did :)

  • Dusan March 6, 2010 12:21 pm

    What a great Web site!…Fantastic photography as well!Congratulations!

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