When we live zero waste, we got to talk about Ratatouille. This French dish is based on the same mission as we have at Happie, and therefore we are very happy to include Ratatouille this week. To make things better, this recipe is combined with Swiss made tomato sauce from Domenico from Delemont who will take back the jars from us to reuse them.
Ratatouille with polenta
1 bell pepper
1 clove of garlic
Olive oil, salt and pepper
Vegetables & Herbs
Start with the polenta. Bring water (ratio 1 part polenta, 4 parts of water) and bit of salt to a boil in a saucepan and add the polenta slowly into boiling water, mixing it constantly until all polenta is stirred in and there are no lumps. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stir often, until polenta starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 6 minutes. Meanwhile you can start on the Ratatouille. At the end add the nutritional yeast. The polenta is done when texture is creamy and the individual grains are tender.
Wash the eggplant and zucchini and cut them into 2cm cubes. You can leave the skins. Now chop one onion and one or two cloves of garlic in small pieces.
Remove the inside from the bell peppers, and cut them into 2cm pieces too.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over high heat in a large frying pan. Add the eggplant and zucchini. Add a bit of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until the veggies start to brown, this takes about 5 minutes.
Add the onions, bell peppers and garlic. Cook and stirring with high heat for about 2 minutes. Add the tomato sauce from the jar. Add a bit of salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to let is simmer. Cover the pan and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Serve the Ratatouille and polenta together and enjoy your Happie zero waste meal!
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- Ratatouille originates from Nice in France.
- Our tomato sauce is from a supplier (Domenico) in Switzerland that delivers in reusable jars which he will collect and reuse again. We at Happie try to find more suppliers like Domenico.