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Roasted Pepper and Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ ripe tomatoes

  • 2 bell peppers seeded and quartered

  • 2 onions quartered

  • 1 handful fresh basil

  • 6 cloves of crushed garlic

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ½ tablespoon dried hot pepper

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Place cored tomatoes cut side up with the rest of the ingredients in a 9×13 inch cake pan. Roast for one hour.

  3. Let cool a little and puree until desired texture is obtained.

  4. Add water if it is too think for your liking. T

  5. Chop with fresh chopped basil leaves.

Ratatouille

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 small eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)

  • 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into thin slices

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into slivers

  • 4 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh basil leaves

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Over medium-low heat, add the oil to a large skillet with the onion, garlic, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened.

  2. Add the eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until the eggplant has softened.

  3. Stir in the zucchini, red bell pepper, tomatoes, and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Stir in the basil and few grinds of pepper to taste.