My kids had been hassling me to make ratatouille since they'd watched the animation movie of the same name. Hubby doesn't like eggplant or zucchini so he had to bite his I added prawns just for a difference, nicking a Jamie Oliver flavour.


  • 20 medium prawns peeled and deveined

  • 6 Tb sunflower oil

  • zest and juice from lime

  • 1 Tb fresh ginger grated

  • 2 red chillies chopped (didn't let the kids have these)

  • 2 Tb soy sauce

  • Ratatouille

  • 3 eggplants cut in 3 cm cubes

  • salt

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 2 onions thinly sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 3 red capsicums, seeded and cut in 3cm cubes

  • 3 large zucchini cut in 3cm chunks

  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, peeled,seeded, chopped

  • pepper

  • parsley or basil


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Place eggplant on a tray and lightly sprinkle with salt.

  • 3.

    Cover with a sheet of foil , press lightly with a few tins and leave for an hour.

  • 4.

    Wipe off moisture with kitchen towel and discard juices.

  • 5.

    Heat oil in casserole dish and saute onion until limp and golden.

  • 6.

    Add garlic, capsicum and eggplant, then cover in casserole and cook gently for 40mins.

  • 7.

    Add zucchini, tomato and pepper and cook for a further 20 mins.

  • 8.


  • 9.

    Heat a wok or frypan and add oil, prawns, lime zest and ginger.

  • 10.

    Stirfry for 2 mins, until prawns are lightly golden

  • 11.

    Remove from heat and add chilli

  • 12.

    Season with soy sauce and toss well

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Posted by CountBasieReport
Sounds great - I love prawns and I love ratatouille. Will definitely give it a go...