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The Ultimate Date Night - Ratatouille Class

Chef Jason
Cook time: 90 minutes
Servings: 2
Difficulty: Intermediate
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What you'll learn

  • Learn to slice, dice, and arrange a variety of fresh produce to create the vibrant and visually appealing layers.
  • Explore the art of flavor pairing as you combine herbs, spices, and seasonings to enhance the taste of each vegetable.
  • Gain insights into proper cooking times and temperatures for different vegetables.

Mise En Place

Knife
Cake Pan
Chopping Board
Saute Pan
Wooden Spoon
Kitchen Shears
Pastry Brush
Aluminum Foil
Spoon

Shopping List

Yellow onion, 1x

Bell pepper, 1x

Garlic, 3 gloves

Olive oil, ½ cup (divided)

Balinese Truffle Salt, to taste

Brown Butter Truffle Honey, ¼ cup

Sherry vinegar, ¼ cup

Zucchini, 2x

Goldbar squash, 2x

Japanese eggplant, 1x

Roma tomatoes, 2-3x

Thyme, 3 sprigs

Basil, ½ bunch

Lemon, 1x

Prep

  1. Peel and medium dice the onion. Medium dice the red pepper and slice the garlic.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion, red pepper, and garlic to the saute pan along with a large pinch of Balinese Truffle Salt.
  4. Stew the vegetable, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until soft and translucent.
  5. Remove from the heat and reserve until class time.

How to cook

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Add the honey and sherry vinegar, to the stewed vegetables and heat on medium high heat until a gastrique forms (when there is almost no liquid left). Remove from the heat and transfer the mixture to the cast iron pan or cake pan.
  3. Using a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the zucchini, squash, eggplant, and tomatoes into ⅛ inch thick slices.
  4. Chop the thyme and chiffonade the basil.
  5. Shingle the sliced vegetables on top of the stewed vegetables in the cast iron pan.
  6. Mix the chopped thyme with ¼ cup of olive oil and brush some oil on top of the sliced vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, cover the pan with foil, and place into the oven to cook for about 1 hour.
  7. Remove the ratatouille from the oven, brush it again with the olive oil and chopped thyme, and plate it attractively next to the fish.
  8. Serve up your plates with lemon wedges and enjoy a Mediterranean classic!

From the chef

Get ready for another Date Night Class where you'll learn to make Ratatouille, a tasty French dish! We will guide you through the steps, making it super easy. Cook together, laugh, and enjoy the process.

After whipping up your culinary masterpiece, snuggle up and enjoy watching the movie Ratatouille with us. It'll add a special touch to your evening. Relax, enjoy your delicious meal, and make sweet memories with your special someone during this unique date night!

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