Thursday, 4 August 2016

Not Just Any Ratatouille

Haven't cooked ratatouille for a while so, with the garden offering me all the ingredients, I thought I'd give this Jamie Oliver version a go (I blame Cro).


I can still remember the very first time I ever ate ratatouille - Port Grimaud on the French Riviera 1975.  My first holiday abroad.  The holiday  was memorable and I behaved disgracefully.  I shall say no more.


 It was a very healthy meal until I added a dollop of creamy mashed potato.  Delicious! 



16 comments:

  1. Those bright colours mean the Ratatouille is perfectly cooked! I wish my computer had an "aroma smelling" device!
    Greetings Maria x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was pleased how it turned out.

      Delete
  2. That looks wonderful! The pictures made my stomach growl!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The ingredients look absolutely beautiful - can imagine how tasty it was ! Port Grimaud - we went there when it was being built in 1968.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I thought it was a very stylish little town back then with its brightly coloured houses and canals.

      Delete
  4. Looks delicious - the red capsicum are the answer as far as I am concerned. Oh for summer so I can make some.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Our capsicums are taking a long time to ripen this summer; the cool, wet spring has knocked everything back.

      Delete
  5. Your ratatouille looks much more gourmet than mine which is more like a pasta sauce - I think I would have added sausages as well as the mashed potato - your portion size seems very small for a growing girl!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There was plenty there and it was followed by a very naughty chocolate mousse.

      Delete
  6. I haven't even tasted mine; it all went in the freezer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't make enough to freeze, having the leftovers today with some cod.

      Delete
  7. My husband is not a 'rat' lover so I have never made it. It's so often on the Menu du Jour that I get my fair share. Yours looks as if it has been prepared for a cookery book with a Stylist!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The vegetables in the garden were just crying out to be used. This will be a good one for me to use when I'm cooking for my vegan daughter later in the year.

      Delete
  8. Fancy having mashed potato with ratatouille. I mean I know you can eat what you like with what you like at home but it seems a bit very English.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well I suppose garlic bread or pasta would have been more traditional but I just fancied some mash. I've never been a conformist.

      Delete