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Creole Ratatouille

Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1 tablespoon 15mlOnion - finely diced (large)
2   Garlic cloves
1   Red bell pepper - seeded, finely diced
1   Green bell pepper - seeded, finely diced
1   Eggplant - (1 1/4 lbs.), (medium) finely diced
1   Zucchini - finely diced
1   Yellow squash - finely diced
1   Herbes de Provence - (specialty shop)
1 teaspoon 5mlCreole seasoning - (see below)
4 teaspoons 20mlRipe tomatoes - (see note), finely (large) diced
1/2 cup 118mlWhite wine
  Salt and pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

***For Creole Seasoning: 2 T freshly ground black pepper; 1 T ground white pepper; 2 T paprika; 1 T powdered sugar; 1 T salt; 1 T garlic powder; 2 t dried oregano; 1 t ground thyme; 1 t cayenne pepper; 1/2 t ground celery seeds.

Coat a large pot with cooking spray. Add olive oil and heat on medium high to just below the smoking point.

Add onion and garlic, cover pot and cook until they are clear, soft and starting to brown.

Add bell peppers and cook 2 minutes. Add eggplant and cook 2 minutes more.

Add zucchini and squash and cook an additional 2 minutes. Keep the pot covered in between additions.

Add Herbes de Provence, Creole Seasoning, tomatoes with juice and wine.

Bring mixture to a boil and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

Shape Cooks, Spring 1998


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