Rich and tasty, this is an all seasons comfort dish that is easy to make and goes a long way.
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small courgette
- 1 red pepper
- 2 tablespoons olives
- 1 teaspoon capers
- 2 tinned anchovies or 2cm/1" anchovy paste
- 4 cm/2" piece of chorizo sausage
- 4 ripe tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons antipasti aubergines from jar
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon red wine
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon fresh basil
Finely chop the onion and garlic and add them to the pan with the oil and cook for about 4 minutes, you don't want them to burn.
Slice the pepper and chop all the other ingredients and add them to the pan and stir to combine. If all pieces are of similar size they will cook evenly.
Season with salt and pepper and add the chopped fresh herbs.
Continue cooking at a low simmer for about 30 minutes so that everything is soft and all the flavours have really come together. You can pour into a dish and cook in the oven if you lilke instead.
To present in little towers as I have either use presentation rings or just grease a cookie cutter and fill with the hot mixture, pat down so it is quite solid and then slide off the ring carefully.
Serve with a scattering of the herbs and some crunch fresh bread.