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    Quick ratatouille

    This is a simpler version of the classic French dish. Just add crusty bread or serve alongside chicken or fish.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling

    Serves: 4


    2 red peppers
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    4 courgettes, cut into small chunks
    400g baby plum tomatoes
    ½ x 25g pack basil, torn
    ½ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley, chopped


    1. Preheat the oven to 230˚C, gas mark 8. Put the peppers on a baking tray and roast for 30-35 minutes, turning halfway, until well-blackened. Transfer to a bowl and cover tightly with a plate. Once the peppers are cool enough to handle (5-10 minutes), peel off the skin and discard, along with the seeds and stem. Tear the fl esh into bite-sized pieces.

    2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and courgettes, then fry for 8-10 minutes over a medium heat until turning golden. Add the whole baby plum tomatoes and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in the roasted peppers and herbs, season and serve. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose & Partners Food, June 2019 issue. Download the Waitrose & Partners Food app for the full issue


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