Monday, November 3, 2008

Ratatouille



So awhile ago I got this weird idea to try and make Ratatouille (I have no idea why) and I found a recipe that had noodles with it. I tried it but nobody liked it, I think it was because it had eggplant in it and I have no clue how to cook eggplant. So I fiddled with the recipe and came up with my own version and luckily everyone likes it. It's also kind of fun to make this for dinner and watch the movie Ratatouille too. So here is my version, if anyone wants the original one let me know and I'll post it.

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

5 TBS. olive oil

2 small zucchini cut into thin slices

2 small yellow squash cut into thin slices

1 red bell pepper , chopped

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. ground corriander

1/2 tsp. fennel seeds (my family doesn't like these whole, so I chop them up)

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 pound penne pasta, cooked

chicken cut into cubes

In a large pot, cook chicken cubes until done. Add 2 TBS. of the olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft, stirring occasionally. Add remaining oil, zucchini, squash, and bell pepper and cook for about 7 min. or until vegetables are tender. Stir in oregano, thyme, coriander, fennel seeds, salt and pepper. Then mix in cooked pasta and serve.

3 comments:

Amy said...

Amanda, you are quite the cook! And so creative. I never would have tried to create my own Ratatoullie. Good job!

Franknkaren said...

You're like a professional chef! That's so cool. Stuff like this intimidates me but it doesn't look as hard as it sounds. MAybe I shouldn't be scared...

Marsha said...

All of your recipes look great! Thanks!