Friday, 6 March 2009

Ratatouille with a fishy twist

One of our dear friends, Priya, who has been vegetarian for a long time has recently taken to eating fish as well. Usually, I would make something vegetarian just for Priya while the rest of us would indulge in meaty goodness. However, this time, I decided to make things a little easier and make one hearty dish filled with loads of veges and throw in some Tuna. A Ratatouille with fish in it!

I also wasn't really too fussed about the main meal simply because this was the same night that I was serving the Chocolate Valentino and Ice Cream tested and made for the February DB Challenge that I co-hosted.

As it is, the Fishy Ratatoullie turned out really, really well! This is what i did.

2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp oregano
2 eggplants
2 carrots
2 zuchini
2 leek
2 green capsicum
350g Button Mushrooms
4 tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
3 cans tuna chunks
Black Pepper

Cut all the vegetables into large chunks.
Sautee Onion and garlic till soft. Add in basil and oregano and fry till fragrant. Stir in the egglplant and lightly fry before adding in the rest of the vegetables. Mix together and cook well, seasoning with some salt and pepper. Add in the can of tomatoes, and allow to simmer till everything is cooked. Add in the tuna, taking care not to break it up too much. Mix well, allow to simmer to meld all the flavours and season with more salt and pepper.

I served this with rice and it was a very tasty and hearty meal. The kids loved is as not only had they had watched the Ratatouille Movie but they also love Tom and Jerry (the cartoon). They joked that about how Jerry had cooked the ratatouille together with a fish that Tom had caught. Obviously my warped sense of humour has rubbed off on them!


Bellini Valli said...

We have always thought of my dad as being a psedo-vegetarian because he has always eaten both eggs and fish. Whay British "bloke" wouldn't eat fish and chips. Your ratatouille with a twist sounds amazing Dharm...and as always "Dharm good".

Anonymous said...

Looks good, Dharm :)

toontz said...

Mmmm, looks so healthy!

Elle said...

That looks wonderful! Good thing when your kids catch our sense of humor. Do you do puns? Most Dads I've know really enjoy puns and kids usually just love their Dads' puns, too.
BTW, that Valentino cake was my favorite challenge yet.

Priya said...

The ratatouille was fabulous!!! absolutely loved it!

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MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Ratatouille is the perfect dish to take either into vegetarian territory or fish!! Great thinking on your part. And it looks very healthy.

Anonymous said...

This is a nice twist! Very healthy and it reminds my the Ratatouille Cartoon which is my favorite movie.

Cynthia said...

The fishy twist - now that's a great idea.


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