In my novel, PRIMEVAL: WEREWOLF APOCALYPSE 2, the sequel to BESTIAL: WEREWOLF APOCALYPSE, New York City is overrun by millions of rats infected with the Lycan Virus, little spreaders of disease and mayhem that bring the city to its knees. They can grow up to three feet in length, attack everyone in sight, and they hunt in huge packs. My victims, er, protagonists, are trapped in the New York Subway system, fighting to get out before the Army drops 'the big one' and stops the Lycan Virus from spreading to the outlying areas, and they, of course, come upon an army of rats that carpet the ground. How do you destroy a massive amount of monster rats in as short a time period as possible? You burn them.
So, in honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, I offer up my yummy recipe for Roasted Rat-atouille. It's easy and delicious, and you only have to add actual rodent-meat if you so desire.
5 Baby Eggplants, quartered lengthwise
6 Baby Zuchinni, quarted lengthwise
2 large red bell peppers, seeded, cut lengthwise into one inch strips
5 plum tomatos, seeded, quartered lengthwise also (see a pattern?)
2 shallots, peeled and, you guessed it, sliced lengthwise
Extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and pepper, preferably sea salt
Preheat your over to 500 degrees.
While oven is preheating, cut all your veggies into the desired lengths and quarters.
On a cookie sheet, combine all the vegetables. Drizzle plenty of the olive oil all over the veggies, then season to taste with salt and pepper. A pinch of oregano can also be added for a bit more spice. Toss the vegetables so everything is well coated and season, then mix them together to a pleasing variation of color. Roast it all until it is just becoming soft and tender, about fifteen minutes or so. Remove from oven and arrange on a serving platter.