serves 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top
Ingredients For pisto manchego
4 ceggplant, ends removed and cubed
1 Tbspground himalayan sea salt, or as needed
3 Tbspolive oil
2 conions, coarsely diced
1 cred peppers, coarsely diced
1 cgreen peppers (substitute poblano), coarsely diced
4 canzucchini, coarsely diced
1 tspfreshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
4 lgcloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tspred chili flakes
1 can(28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1/2 Tbspvinagre de jerez (substitute regular sherry vinegar)
1/2 Tbspgranulated sugar, or more to taste
1/2 Tbspdried rosemary, chopped
1 tspdried thyme leaves
1/2 tspsmoked paprika
1 Tbspfresh chopped parsley, for garnish
How To Make pisto manchego
1Slice the eggplant in half and cut each half into ½-inch thick slices. Take each slice, cut in half and then dice into ½-inch cubes. Transfer them to a baking sheet lined with paper towels and spread them out in a single layer before generously sprinkling on some ground sea salt; let it sit for 30 minutes.
2Half an hour later, using paper towels, press down on the diced eggplant to remove any excess liquid; set aside.
3In a large saucepan over medium heat, add oil and when it gets hot, add onions, red peppers and green peppers, sauté the ingredients for 4 minutes.
4Add the zucchini, give it a good stir to blend, cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through.
5Add eggplant and combine with the other ingredients before seasoning with freshly ground black pepper. Stir once again, cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender - to see if they’re done, just press down on them with the tip of your spoon or spatula.
6Add pressed garlic and red pepper flakes; sauté for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes including the juice and blend them in with the mixture; season with Vinagre de Jerez, granulated sugar, rosemary, dried thyme leaves, and smoked paprika. Stir well, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
7When time is up, uncover, stir again, reduce the heat to medium low and let the pisto simmer gently, about 15 minutes or until most liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust if necessary.
8When the cooking time is done, there are two options; make a few wells and crack an egg into each and enjoy it with some crusty bread or serve it as is along with some cured ham or as a side dish. Sprinkle on chopped parsley before serving.
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- Dairy Free
- Wheat Free
- Soy Free
- Stove Top