January 19, 2010 37 No tags 0


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


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.

  • Mama2Matthew
    January 19, 2010

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

  • goddessofcake
    January 19, 2010

    What gorgeous ratatouille! The most beautiful I ever saw!

  • whisk-kid
    January 19, 2010

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

  • Sweet Corner
    January 19, 2010

    savrsen je, obavezno cu probati!

  • Ljilja
    January 19, 2010

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

  • iana
    January 19, 2010

    simply wow!

  • FlyingRoo
    January 19, 2010

    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

    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

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

  • Memória
    January 19, 2010

    What a lovely dish! You did an excellent job.

  • Monika
    January 20, 2010

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

  • Dawn
    January 20, 2010

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

  • Amalia
    January 20, 2010

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

  • Juliana
    January 20, 2010

    Great looking dish, like the way that you presented…

  • Marigold
    January 21, 2010

    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

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

  • Spice Sherpa
    January 22, 2010

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

  • Carol Egbert
    January 22, 2010

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

  • One Food Guy
    January 22, 2010

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

  • Simply Life
    January 22, 2010

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

  • Katy
    January 22, 2010

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

  • powderate
    January 22, 2010

    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

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

  • foodie27
    January 22, 2010

    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

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

  • lostpastremembered
    January 22, 2010

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

  • Sortachef
    January 22, 2010

    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

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

  • Anna
    January 24, 2010

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

  • Kitty
    January 24, 2010

    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

    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

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

  • Marija
    January 26, 2010

    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

    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

    looks fantastic!

  • Aleks
    February 11, 2010

    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

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

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