Barbatos Ratatouille

Barbatos Ratatouille

A simple chowder with a long history. After much careful stewing, the flavors of three different vegetables have been blended to perfection. Like this, it is not hard to imagine why someone once called it ‘the best chowder I’ve ever tasted’.

If you’ve ever tried in the early- to mid-game of Genshin Impact to make it out to “Heart Island” without using a cryo-made path out into the ocean, odds are that this recipe played a part in your glide out to this island. A favorite of adventurers exploring the open world, as it makes running and gliding go more smoothly for 15 minutes at a time. This dish also merits tremendous praise back home in our locales as a recipe that’s survived for centuries, and is enjoyed the world over.

In this recipe guide, we’ll go over how to make French ratatouille for yourself at home. Your sprinting stamina won’t know what hit it!

About the Author

This recipe was contributed by Adrian L. Fulga, Owner of Hospitality Training, Inc. Starting in 2008, he’s worked through this company in pouring his life into both restaurant and hotel industries throughout Europe in building excellent customer service experiences, supplemented in no small part with amazing food and cooking.

A huge thanks goes out to Adrian for his work with a number of French chefs over the years that yielded his ratatouille recipe, which we’re able to share with you on Sons of Dvalin.

Country of Origin: France

Does not contain wheat ingredients.

Does not contain nuts.

This recipe is moderately difficult to make.


Ingredients

Extra virgin olive oil
White onion
Garlic cloves
Red pepper flakes
Zucchini
Yellow squash
Heirloom tomato
Vine tomato
Japanese eggplant
Tomato paste
Salt
Black pepper
Parmigiano cheese
Basil

Quantity

4 tbsp
1 ea, peeled and sliced
5 ea, peeled and chopped
1/4 tsp, crushed
1 ea, medium-large
1 ea, medium-large
1 ea
4 ea, medium
1ea, small
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
3/4 cup
As garnish, to taste


Dishes & Tools

Vegetable peeler
Pering knife
Medium cooking knife
Aluminum foil
Oven, with a broiler
Medium skillet
Medium oven-safe cooking pan

Cooking & Preparation

  1. Be sure to purchase squash, eggplant, and tomatoes that are roughly the same size in diameter, since they’ll need to match up somewhat in order to cook evenly.
  2. Preheat your oven to a 400° Bake.
  3. In your medium skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Add in the onions to the skillet, and let cook for a minute until they begin to soften.
  5. Add half of the chopped garlic, crushed red pepper flake, and half the salt and ground black pepper to the skillet.
  6. Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, while washing and preparing the vegetables (Step 8).
  7. Lower the heat if you notice the onions are browning too quickly; you only need them softened, not fried.
  8. While the skillet cooks, slice the ends off the zucchini, squash and eggplant, as well as the stems off the tomatoes. Slice each vegetable to a 1/4″ thickness, making sure that thickness is consistent to ensure everything cooks evenly.
  9. Once finished, add the tomato paste to the bottom of the cooking pan along with the contents of the skillet. Stir the mixture together until the skillet contents are fairly coated in paste, then drizzle approximately 1 tbsp of olive oil over the bottom of the pan.
  10. Arrange the sliced vegetables in the pan, alternating off of color.
  11. Sprinkle the rest of the garlic over the top of the arranged vegetables, then season the entire pan with salt and pepper, along with another 1/2 tbsp of olive oil drizzled on top.
  12. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, and bake in the oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the mixture is very bubbly and the vegetables look tender.
  13. Remove the dish from the oven, turn the oven’s bake function off, and turn the oven’s broiler on to ‘High’.

Note, that if you’re like most home cooks and have never really used a broiler before, there’s a bit of setup and prep you may want to be aware of for it. Mark with Tabula Cooking has an excellent 3-minute video walkthrough of how to use a broiler, if you’d like a quick primer.

14. Layer shaved or sliced cheese on top of the cooked vegetables, then cook underneath the broiler until the cheese gets bubbly and brown.
15. Let the dish sit for a couple minutes, garnish with the basil to taste, and serve.

Closing Note

It’s our hope that you’ve found this recipe to be helpful and enjoyable. Part of what makes the Genshin Impact experience unique for a number of people in our community is the ability to use it to profitable ends in our lives outside of the game, and cooking plays a pleasant role in this effort.

We welcome comments or constructive feedback if additions or corrections can be made to to this content. Feel free to drop us a note with your thoughts.

Cheers,

The Sons of Dvalin community