Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Pisto Manchego

pisto manchego with sauteed potatoes

Pisto Manchego is basically a Spanish version of ratatouille, which is generally served topped with an egg. It's one of the few traditionally Spanish vegetarian dishes, although if you eat this in Spain, do check that it doesn't include any ham, before you order!

Serves 4
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Black pepper to taste
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 1 egg per person or fresh mozzarella/melting vegan cheese
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan.
Throw in all of the vegetables and garlic, and gently cook for around 5 minutes until softened.
Add the chopped tomatoes and seasonings, plus a pinch of sugar.
Allow to simmer with the lid on, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve con huevos - topped with a fried egg, or with a less traditional slice of mozzarella or vegan cheese and some sauteed new potatoes.

This also makes a good pasta sauce or bruschetta topping.

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  1. Have never heard of this but good to know about it and will try. Commenting for BritMums

    1. Thanks Kate, hope you like it :-)

  2. This looks like my perfect dinner :)

    1. Thanks Zoe, I hope you enjoy it if you try out the recipe.


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