Ratatouille is not a challenging dish. In fact, it is one of the easiest things to cook. The problem is that, with traditional recipes, the baking time is too long – about 45 minutes. Add to this the prep time, time to saute the eggplant, and you will spend more than an hour in the kitchen (or waiting for the food).
To save that time, I made a twist to the original recipe. Instead of sauteeing the eggplant, I decided to grill it, already seasoned. Then I grilled the zucchini too. This gave a special flavor to the end dish, and reduced baking time to 15 minutes. Grilling took about 10 minutes in total. While the eggplant and zucchini were grilling, I prepared the rest of the ingredients. The total cooking time for this was 35 minutes.