Monday, February 14, 2011

Tangy Tomato Ragout

This ragout is super simple and so flavorful. I love that this recipe called to make the sauce separate since it makes a large amount. I have a couple of recipes planned that utlitze this ragout. I always thought that ragout was just a mixture of vegetables, but really it's a well-seasoned meat or fish stew usually with vegetables.


1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 large red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
Three 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
One 6 oz can tomato paste
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried oregano

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, pepper and garlic and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar and oregano. Bring to a simmer. reduce the heat to low and partially cover the plan. Simmer for at least 10 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Serve over chicken or white fish such as flouder, halibut or tilapia.

Store the leftover sauce in portions that make sense to you. This recipe makes a lot, so be prepared to have 3 to 4 more uses out of the this. The ragout can be refrigerated up to 4 days or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Source: Quick Fix Meals by Robin Miller
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