Pisto Manchego (Spanish Ratatouille)
Calories: 232 kcal
Pisto Manchego is a classic Spanish dish that incorporates fresh Mediterranean vegetables like peppers, onions, tomatoes, croquettes (zucchini ) and sometimes even eggplant. It is simmered on low and slowly in a tomato olive oil sauce, and it can be served with shaved cheese, cured ham or fried egg. Sometimes it is called Spanish ratatouille.
2 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin to sautee veggies 1/2 Vidalia Onion Or Small Spanish Onion, chopped 3 cloves Garlic Peeled and chopped 2 Zucchini Medium size, cut into small cubes 1 Red Bell Pepper Cut into small cubes 1 Green Bell Pepper Cut into small cubes 8 Tomatoes Medium size like "on the wine" or "Roma", peeled and chopped 1 tbsp Sherry Vinegar Salt & Pepper to taste 1/4 teaspoon Spanish Smoked Paprika Optional, for a little heat and smoky flavor 1 tbsp Shaved Manchego Cheese Optional 2 tbsp Olive Oil To drizzle on finished - optional Fresh Chopped Parsley to Garnish
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add tomatoes and leave them for 2-3 minutes until the skin starts to break. Remove to a colander and let cool off. Then peel the skin and chop your tomatoes. Preheat olive oil in a dutch oven or another heavy pan with the lid, on a moderate heat. Then saute onions for 5 minutes, uncovered. Add chopped garlic and saute for few more minutes. Add peppers and cook for 5 more minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add zucchini and tomatoes, a little bit of salt and pepper and put the lid on. Let cook covered for about 30 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Check for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper as needed. Add smoked paprika, if using, sherry vinegare, and mix all together. Place it in a serving bowl, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, shave over some Manchego Cheese, sprinkle on some parsley and serve with bread. Enjoy! Calories: 232 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 50 mg | Potassium: 1012 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 13 g | Vitamin A: 3324 IU | Vitamin C: 116 mg | Calcium: 83 mg | Iron: 1 mg