1. Dip the tomatoes in boiling water to loosen the skin, then peel them and cut them
in to small pieces
2. Peel and slice the onions and garlic
3. Clean and slice the peppers and courgettes
4. Put the olive oil into
a frying pan, and gently fry the garlic and onions for a couple of minutes. Add
the peppers and turn up the heat a little. Cook for five minutes, stirring all
5. Add the courgette, stir and cook for five more minutes
and then add the tomatoes. Cover the pan, and leave to simmer for about 15 minutes.
6. Add a teaspoon of sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Turn up the heat and stir
well. If the pisto has too much liquid, let it boil away but keep stirring so
that none of the ingredients stick to the bottom.
Tips and ideas:
Pisto manchego recipe
If you can get hold of
plum tomatoes, use these. If you can only get hold of nice uniform-looking but
sadly tasteless tomatoes then add a little tomatoe puree before covering the pan
and letting is simmer. Or, if you live in Spain, use a couple of spoons of tomate
frito which you can buy in all supermarkets or grocery shops.
you want a herby flavour to your pisto, use fresh basil or oregano.
a delicious sandwich, slice a chapata or baguette loaf and put in a slice of spanish
omelette and a generous spoonful of pisto manchego. Delicious cold or warm.