- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 aubergines, cubed
Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…
- 6 garlic cloves, sliced
- family pack mixed peppers (5 total), deseeded and cut into large chunks
Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…
- 3 large courgettes, cut into chunky batons
The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…
- 680g bottle passata
- 300ml vegetable stock
- small handful basil leaves, most chopped, a few leaves left whole to serve
For the salmon
- 125g tub garlic cream cheese (we used Boursin Light)
- 100g low-fat cream cheese
- 40g fresh breadcrumb
- 40g pine nut, roughly chopped
- 8 skinless salmon fillets
- crusty bread, to serve (optional)
Heat the oil in a large non-stick wok or pan, add the aubergines and cook for 5 mins, stirring, until starting to soften and brown. Add the garlic and stir for a few secs. Tip in the peppers, courgettes, passata, stock and half the chopped basil. Season, cover and cook for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until the veg is just tender. Cool, stir in the remaining basil and spoon into 8 x 250ml shallow ovenproof dishes or foil containers.
For the salmon, beat together the cheeses. Mix the breadcrumbs and pine nuts on a plate. Spread the top of the fish fillets with the cheese mix, then dip in the nutty crumbs to coat the cheese. Put a fillet on top of each ratatouille-filled dish.
Put the dishes inside freezer bags and seal. Use within 6 weeks. To serve, unwrap the dishes, put on a baking tray in a cold oven, then set to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Bake for 55 mins until bubbling and the fish is cooked. Check after 30 mins – if the crumbs are getting too brown, cover the fish with foil. Serve scattered with basil, with bread, if you like.
To cook from freshIf you want to cook this dish straightaway. Pop it in a preheated oven for 15 mins instead of freezing.