I love this dish because of the combination of vegetables, (ratatouille is one of my favorites) and I always make enough to use for the next few days.
A GREAT meal prep recipe.
The recipe is enough for 6 servings so keep that in mind in how you plan for the week. Often when I make this, there are only 2 of us. Although I know that a full meal left over for the next day would be a smarter plan, but my personal preference is that I don’t love fish the next day. So…. I prepare enough fish for the two of us and make the same amount of veggies, as I LOVE those the next day. I can add it a salad, use it as my vegetable for tomorrow night’s dinner or pick at it as an afternoon snack!
Plan ahead and make what’s best for you!
2 TBS olive oil (You can actually substitute a few TBS of water)
2 TBS chopped garlic
1 1-pound eggplant, cut into 3/4 # pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 zucchini cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 small onion chopped
1 TBS dried oregano
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
3 TBS red wine vinegar
Any white fish, seabass, halibut, haddock 4-5 oz per person
Chopped Jalapeno or Serrano to taste, OPTIONAL!
Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat oil or water in heavy large pot over medium-high heat
Add garlic, stir 30 seconds
Add eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onion and oregano (for a bit of heat, add the Jalapeno or Serrano), cover and cook until vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally, about 10-minutes
Mix in tomatoes and Vinegar, reduce heat to medium.
Cover and cook until vegetables are very tender, about 25 minutes longer
Season with salt and pepper to taste
Meanwhile, Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Lightly oil a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper and place in baking dish
Spoon ratatouille over fish – If you want left over veggies without the fish flavor you can bake separately!
Bake uncovered until fish is just opaque in center – Depending on the type of fish you choose and thickness, your time will vary. Check at about 10 minutes. Fish will be flaky and separate easily when testing for doneness.
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