Ratatouille’s Ratatouille – Syn Free is perfect for Slimming World EE or SP days.
I love Disney, actually I should clarify that, I love animation, such a big kid. I remember us going to see Toy Story 3, and I think we were the only adults without kids! There aren’t many films that are about chefs cooking in a kitchen, not good ones anyway – so when Ratatouille came out I enjoyed it a lot! They make the most amazing dish, in the most extraordinary way, and words can’t describe how funny it is to be honest, so watch the video below.
Someone was talking about the film on Facebook the other day, and it reminded me about this dish. So I thought we’d make it! It’s basically layered vegetables on top of a tomato sauce.
The Right Tool For The Job
There is one specific tool you need for this dish – a Mandolin. Maybe you’ve got some decent knife skills. Maybe you’re a bit of a pro at slicing and dicing. But, when it comes to making paper-thin veggie slices like a real Kitchen ninja (without slicing your finger off!), there’s only one tool in town, and that’s the mandolin.
When used properly, it’s very safe. But use it without paying attention – it will hurt. A lot. I recommend one of the cheapest ones out there, the Grunwerg Benriner Mandolin. At only £20, it’s safe, sharp, stable & comes with a guard. You can buy it via Amazon & get replacement blades for it.
What’s In It?
This is packed full of speed foods on the Slimming World Extra Easy Plan. Prefect for an SP day too!
Ingredients wise you need a few things. To slice you need; Aubergine, Courgettes, Marrow and some peppers. For the Marinara sauce you need a tin of Tomatoes (we recommend Cirio, they make the best sauce), some Tomato Puree, an onion, a carrot a stick of celery, 2 garlic cloves, a stock cube, a tbsp of Balsamic and some Italian herbs.
If you don’t have time to make the Marinara sauce you could just use Passata with a good helping of herbs, garlic, salt and pepper.
To save time make the Marinara sauce first and chop the veg whilst it’s cooking.
This is one of those dishes that looks the bees knees but is difficult to serve and keep it looking so nice. So, I recommend you put the oven dish on the table & let other people serve themselves!
You can serve what you like with it – we have this with some chicken or sausage and cous cous – beautiful!
When ever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Ratatouille’s Ratatouille – Syn Free recipe.
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