Everyone loves Disney's Ratatouille, and of course, most people think of what is served at the end as what the dish is. It's a tasty (and surprisingly easy) version of the dish! I've made traditional ratatouille before, but I only just tried to make the "fancy" version.
Starting to make it
I made a red sauce to put on the bottom — forgot to take pictures though! I sliced the tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash with a mandoline: I couldn't find Japanese eggplant though, so that was missing. Spread some sauce on the bottom of my pan, laid the veggies out, and topped with some fresh thyme. Before I put it in the oven, I topped with greased parchment (not shown).
I let it cook gently, essentially steaming under the parchment, for about 45 minutes at 350. The smell was heavenly! After the veggies were just tender, I removed the parchment so that they could brown a bit.
Pulled the confit Byaldi out of the oven, let it cool just slightly, and fanned it out, with some of the extra sauce served with it as well. To help round-out the meal, I also served a cold chickpea salad with a lemon and ral al hanout vinaigrette and red onions. Overall, a very tasty (and surprisingly easy) meal!