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Portobellos with Ratatouille



1 cup chopped onion
5 teaspoons minced garlic
1 1-pound eggplant, trimmed, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups 1/2-inch pieces zucchini
1 cup 1/2-inch pieces red bell pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Pinch of cayenne pepper
4 4- to 5-inch-diameter portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley

1 10-ounce package ready-to-use spinach leaves


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix onion, 3 teaspoons garlic and saute liquid in
large ovenproof pot. Cover; cook over medium-low heat until onion is very
tender, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Stir in eggplant; cover and cook
10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in next 6 ingredients. Season with salt
and pepper. Cover; bake until vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.

Heat 2 teaspoons saute liquid in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add mushrooms, rounded side down. Cook until bottoms are golden, about 10
minutes. Turn mushrooms over; cook until just tender, about 6 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and 2 teaspoons garlic; cook until mushrooms are very
tender, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon saute liquid in large nonstick skillet over
medium heat. Add spinach; stir until wilted, about 2 minutes. Divide
spinach among 4 plates. Top each with 1 mushroom, rounded side down. Fill
mushrooms with ratatouille.

4 servings.

Leanne M. Reidy
Insync Internet Services
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