Ratatouille with mildly spiced Pilaf

POETRY | FILMS | FOOD

a French classic, this jewel crown of vegetables,
fondly popularized again by a chef of a rat no less.
Sweet and Sour with the passata, and freshened with basil,
serve this with a mild pilaf, and your meal is complete.

Recipe:

Jamie Oliver’s recipe is easy and quick. Find it HERE

My Twists to the Ratatouille:

  1. 1 tbsp of barbecue sauce
  2. 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  3. 1/2 tsp Veg. Fish Sauce [I don’t know how the actual fish sauce tastes or smells. Skip it if in doubt]
  4. 1/2 tsp lime juice
  5. 1 1/2 tbsp jaggery

Harissa alternative:

  1. 1 tsp lightly roasted cumin seeds and then ground
  2. 1 tsp lightly roasted caraway seeds (also called shahi jeera, black jeera) and then ground
  3. 1 tbsp lightly roasted coriander seeds and then ground.
  4. 3 garlic cloves
  5. 5 dried red chillies soaked in warm water for 20 minutes or so.
  6. 3 fresh red chillies[…

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