Provencal Ratatouille a Traditional Recipe
This recipe comes from the kitchen at Remember Provence, an online boutique for handcrafted products from the region. Prepared in an earthenware casserole this recipe for Provencal Ratatouille enhances the flavours of the ingredients. Every family in Provence has their own recipe for ratatouille, although the ingredients are generally the same the herbs, cooking time and methodology might change slightly.
Serve ratatouille warm as a healthy, tasty side dish to accompany grilled meat or fish. Alternatively, in hot weather serve ratatouille cold with shaved parmesan cheese and bread. Ratatouille is suitable for vegan diets.
What to serve with ratatouille? You can serve with a slow-roasted, lamb shank confit with honey and rosemary. It’s a delight!
What does ratatouille mean? The word “ratatouille” comes from Occitan “ratatolha” (or ratatouio, ratatoulho, retatoulho depending on the place). From the 18th century, the familiar word “rata” is used by the military to designate a stew of different ingredients of meat, bread and mixed vegetables.