Ratatouille is a vegetable stew originating from Provence. The word comes from the Occitan “ratathola” (source: wikipedia). There are 2 ways of cooking ratatouille: either stew all the vegetables together or cook them separately and then combine them for a last simmer and serve. We are going to use the first method, which is simpler and faster, true to the Thermomix tradition of “Fast and Easy”! As you can see, the vegetables still hold their shape even though they were cooked for 30 minutes in the Thermomix. This is testament to the extreme gentleness of the blades in reverse mode and the speed spoon.
Source: Fast and Easy cooking
120g onion, peeled and quartered
1 shallot, peeled and halved
1 clove garlic, peeled
20g olive oil (I used extra virgin)
300g ripes tomatoes
100g red peppers
20g basil leaves, torn
20g parsley, chopped
2 sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the onion, shallot and garlic 7 seconds/speed 5.
- Scrape down the sides of the TM bowl with the spatula.
- Add oil. Sauté 5 min/100C/speed spoon/reverese blade direction. During this time, cut the courgettes into 1cm thick slices and the other vegetables into large pieces.
- Add the vegetables to the TM bowl with the sprigs of thyme, season and cook 30 min/100C/speed spoon/reverse blade direction.
- Turn into a serving dish, discard the thyme branches and add the chopped herbs.
- You can serve as a side dish or as a main course with rice or bread.