Thursday, 29 April 2010


There are many different recipes for this Catalan dish, but this one looks especially attractive, I think.  /  Il y a plusiers recettes pour ce plat catalan, mais celle-ci est jolie, je pense.


For 4 servings / pour 4 personnes

2 medium aubergines

2 sweet onions, sliced / oignons doux, coupés en tranches

2 large tomatoes, chopped (or tomato purée, I used tomatoes from our garden which I preserved last summer) / grandes tomates, concassées, ou de la purée de tomates.

I large red pepper, cut in strips / grand poivron rouge, coupé en bandes

2 cloves garlic, sliced / gousses d’ail, coupées en tranches

1 glass white wine / verre de vin blanc

thyme, oregano / thym, oreganum

salt, pepper / sel, poivre

olive oil / huile d’olive

First put a layer of olive oil followed by the tomato, herbs and garlic in an earthenware oven dish.  /  D’abord, mettre de l’huile d’olive, et puis les tomates, les herbes et l’ail, dans un plat à four en terrecuite.

Slice the aubergine in a fan (as in the photo below), and put slices of pepper and onion in the gaps between the slices of aubergine.  /  Couper l’aubergine en éventail (voir dessus), et mettre des tranches de poivron et d’oignon entre les tranches d’aubergine.

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Put the aubergines on the tomato in the dish, pour over the wine, salt and pepper and plenty of olive oil and bake in the oven at 200 degrees C for about 1 1/2 hours.  Cover with foil for the first hour. / Mettre les aubergines sur les tomates dans le plat, ajouter le vin, le sel, le poivre et de l’huile d’olive et faire cuire au four à 200 dégrees C pour 1 1/2 heures, couvert de papier d’aluminium pour une heure.

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Serve hot or cold, as a first course or as part of a main course. / Servir chaud ou froid, comme entrée ou comme légume pour accompagner un plat principal.


Jan said...

This definitely looks more attractive than when we had this dish on a day out with a family from the village, but ours was reheated at the picnic which won't improve the look! Very tasty though.

Tim Hedges said...

Brava! Colourful, interesting and a taste of the Mediterranean summer! I shall definitely try it.
Tim, Umbria

impoftheyard said...

This also looks delicious! I think I'll be trying to cook this at some point!

Graham said...

Tried this, didn't look quite as neat as your pictures but otherwise tasted great, plus I used bay leaf due to no oregano. A good recipe because there's only one dish to wash up.