7.067 Pan-Seared Scallops with Ratatouille


12 (Sat) March 2016

Pan-Seared Scallops with Ratatouille


by me

in my apartment

-Malate, Manila-


Ratatouille is a French vegetable stew.  Consists primarily of tomato, eggplant, zucchini, and bell pepper, along with onion and garlic, as well as herbs, particularly the so-called herbes de Provence — the dish being attributed to Nice — each component individually sautéed then layered and further baked or braised.  Served warm or cold, as a side dish or main course.

Notwithstanding the suspension of disbelief, the idea of a sewer rat making food is disgusting.


My first attempt, using Julia Child’s recipe, leads me to conclude that ratatouille is very easy to make, but very difficult to make well.

2 thoughts on “7.067 Pan-Seared Scallops with Ratatouille

  1. I feel the exact same way about that movie! like who greenlit that movie and said, “YES! a rat making fine French cuisine – a surefire hit!” yech

    1. in addition to how gross it is, the idea being premised on the most obvious of puns is so lame. another reason why puns are often given a bad rap.

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