Recipe by glitter
This is an old peasant side dish from eastern Europe. We enjoyed this especially when the garden was stocked full with tomatoes and peppers. The only thing I've changed over the years is I add the basil, oregano, and mint. Basil, and tomatoes are dance partners. Mint is for those that are bothered by the acids tomatoes sometimes give off. Mint soothes the stomach. The combination goes well. Plus I have also added other vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, fresh string beans which alter the flavor ever so slightly but a new dish appears on the tables.
Top Review by adrianlesleyt
This dish is definitely delicious, but it's not satarash. Statarash does not taste like that at all. It is never made with the Mediterranean herbs and vegetables. It is typical Central/Eastern European dish made of onions, peppers and tomatoes. The only herb that can be added is parsley. This is like adding meat to a vegetarian dish and still calling it vegetarian. The dish you describe is very similar to French ratatouille.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion, cut coarsely
- 1 red sweet bell pepper
- 1 sweet green pepper
- 4 Italian plum tomatoes
- 4 whole tomatoes, you can skin and deseed them if you like
- 3 garlic cloves, minced fine
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon oregano
- 3 -4 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oil in a large skillet.
- Sauté onions, and peppers until slightly tender.
- The onions will be translucent.
- Add tomatoes (If you have none you can substitute whole stewed Italian plum tomatoes- a lg. can) Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Cook only 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened.
- You can eat this as a side dish alone, or over rice or meat.
- If you like it spicy add hot pepper flakes, or a small hot pepper.