The natural dinner choice for the ultimate Pixar date is that classic “peasant dish,” ratatouille. Remy’s version is so good, it leaves Ego with all the childhood feels. Though ratatouille is a simple dish, Remy updates it and makes it his own with his beautiful presentation.
If you’re more of a Linguini than a Colette in the kitchen, never fear! As Gusteau says: anyone can cook. Learn how to make ratatouille a la Remy with our instructions below!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 to 1 cup chopped onion, depending on preference
- 2 garlic cloves
- Olive oil
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 zucchini
- 1 eggplant
- 1 red bell pepper
- Salt and pepper
- Your favorite fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme work well)
- Parchment paper
Note: to achieve the look of Remy’s ratatouille, try to choose vegetables of similar size and circumference so that the slices will all be uniform.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your pan by covering the bottom with a layer of tomato puree. Add in the chopped onion and garlic, and about 1 TBS. of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
2. Either with a well-sharpened knife or vegetable mandolin, slice vegetables thinly, to about 1/8 of an inch or less.
3. Arrange the vegetable slices in a circle around the outside of the pan, creating another circle on the inside. Create a pattern out of the different types of vegetables, like Remy does in his version.
4. Sprinkle the fresh herbs over top and drizzle another 1 TBS. of olive oil over the vegetables. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. Cover with a piece of parchment paper cut to the size of your baking dish.
6. Bake until vegetables are cooked through, but not mushy. Enjoy!