Sunday, April 11, 2010

Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled Ratatouille
Source: Southern Living, OCTOBER 2009

1 medium zucchini
1 small eggplant
2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
Garnishes: chopped fresh basil, fresh thyme sprigs

1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise; cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Peel eggplant, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle eggplant with 1 tsp. salt, and let stand 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, stir together olive oil, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Let stand 20 minutes. Rinse eggplant, and pat dry.

3. Preheat grill to 300° to 350° (medium) heat. Combine eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and olive oil mixture in a large bowl, tossing to combine. Grill vegetable mixture in a lightly greased grill wok or metal basket, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, and grill 3 more minutes or until tomatoes are tender. Garnish, if desired.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

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