Ratatouille
2017-02-04

In the 2007 animated classic Ratatouille, a rat named Remy lives in the sewer under a famous French restaurant and dreams of becoming a great French chef. He befriends the restaurant's garbage boy named Linguini when Remy saves the soup that Linguini accidentally ruins in the kitche

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They then begin their quest to make the finest ratatouille in all of France.


Time Required:

Prep: 45 m
Cook: 45 m
Total Time: 1 h 30 m

The Ingredients:

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/4 cup minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup water salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 small eggplant, trimmed and very thinly sliced
1 zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced
1 yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, or to taste
3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese

The Recipe:

Step One:

This is time consuming so go ahead and cut your vegetables (about 20 minutes.)  You can also do this ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator.

 

Step Two - Start the movie

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Spread tomato paste into the bottom of a 10x10-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with onion and garlic and stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and water until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and black pepper.
Arrange alternating slices of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper, starting at the outer edge of the dish and working concentrically towards the center. Overlap the slices a little to display the colors. Drizzle the vegetables with 3 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle with thyme leaves. Cover vegetables with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit inside.

 

Step Three - At roughly 30:00 after Linguini lets Remy out of the jar

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Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are roasted and tender, about 45 minutes.

 

Step Four - At roughly 1:15:00 after Remy escapes Chef Skinner on the boat

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Remove from the oven and serve with dollops of mascarpone cheese.

 

Leftovers:

It's just as good the next day.  You can also put it on top of a pizza crust with mozzarella cheese and heat it in the oven for a few minutes.