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This recipe for Ratatouille has been reproduced courtesy of Qbag. So who or what is Qbag?

Qbag provides the ideal solution for healthy and convenient cooking. It allows you to cook a wide range of dishes in the traditional en papillote style in a conventional oven and on a BBQ.

Barbecue cooking is a favourite pastime, but cooking different foods on a BBQ side by side (such as burgers, sausages, chicken, vegetables, fish and fruit) can be a problem. Qbag is the ideal solution as the aluminium foil cooking bags are able to withstand the direct heat on a barbecue and allow you to cook meat, fish and vegetarian recipes next to each other without the transfer of flavours. Qbag is perfect for the gourmet cook, vegetarian / vegan, those with a caravan or people who enjoy camping.

Qbag locks in the flavours of your favourite food by retaining its moisture and succulence whilst cooking on a BBQ or in a conventional oven. The window, which also helps your food breathe, lets you keep an eye on the dish whilst it's cooking and you can peel it back to add ingredients, stir or even have a quick taste.

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Ingredients for Ratatouille

2 Qbags
1 Aubergine (sliced into 10mm (1/3”) pieces)
1 Red pepper (de-seeded and roughly chopped)
2 Courgettes (sliced into 10mm pieces)
1 Red onion (peeled and roughly chopped)
1 Clove of garlic (crushed)
1 Tin (250ml) chopped tomatoes
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1 Teaspoon of mixed herbs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to make Ratatouille

  • Heat the oil in a pan, then add the onion and garlic, sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Take off heat, add chopped tomatoes, seasoning and herbs.
  • Put to one side and allow to cool.
  • Place aubergine, red pepper and courgettes in the Qbag, add the cooled tomatoes,garlic and onions and mix thoroughly (taking care not to damage the foil).
  • Fold the open end down twice pressing firmly.
  • Cook in oven for 40 minutes at 180ºC or on BBQ for 25 minutes


  • Prepare 2 or 3 hours before required, keep refrigerated.
  • When cooking in a conventional oven always place Qbag on a baking tray.
  • Once cooked, the Qbag can be used as a serving vessel, just peel away the window and eat from the Qbag. Please make sure the Qbag is taken off the BBQ / out of the oven before removing the window.

Serves 4


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