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A Classic Vegetarian Dish

Ingredients

2 medium eggplants, about 450 g total
4-5 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced
2 or 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
1 large red or yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 large zucchini , cut into 1 cm slices
675 g ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped, or 400 g oz can chopped tomatoes
l tsp dried mixed herbs
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the grill. Cut the eggplants into 2 cm slices, then brush the slices with olive oil on both sides and grill until lightly browned, turning once. Cut the slices into cubes.
  2. Heat l tbsp of the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan or flameproof casserole and cook the onion over a medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until softened and lightly golden, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, red or yellow pepper and zucchini and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the tomatoes and eggplant cubes, dried herbs and salt and pepper and simmer gently, covered, over a low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and continue cooking for a further 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the vegetables are tender and the cooking liquid has thickened slightly. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Essential Vegetarian

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