Preparation info
  • Serves at Least


    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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The quality of the vegetables is fundamental to a good ratatouille. If good, ripe, fragrant tomatoes are not available, canned plum tomatoes are a better option than a watery ‘salad’ tomato.


  • 3 red peppers
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 onions, peeled and cut into 1cm (½in) cube


Char the red peppers under a hot grill or open flame until well blistered, then place them in a plastic bag and let them steam in their own heat for 20 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large heavy casserole dish and stew the onions gently for 15 minutes. After 10 minutes, add th