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Why I made Lasagna:
- I learned of this recipe inspired from watching the Masterchef Australia recently.
- Also that box of dry lasagna sheets has been around for more than 3 months at home, without seeing daylight.
- I have minced lamb
- Recently bought a few bottles of wine
- Red wines paired with rich food like this is superb
- I am lazy to go out eat
- I want to stay home watch TV
- Impress my hubby
- Still there’s parmesan cheese left
These are some of the ingredients I prepared.
I added the oil cooked shallots and garlic inspired by Masterchef Australia for the meat sauce.
This is the recipe printed on the San Remo Instant Lasagna box.
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
60g ham, finely chopped ( omitted)
1 medium onion, finely chopped (substitute with oil cooked shallots)
1 carrot, finely chopped (omitted)
1 stick celery, finely chopped (omitted)
1 clove garlic, crushed (substitute with oil cooked garlic)
500g beef mince (made meatball -lamb and pork)
5 tablespoons tomato paste (subsitute with pasta sauce)
125ml dry white wine (omitted)
375ml water (didn’t really follow)
1 chicken stock cube (own measurement, chicken stock)
salt, pepper and pinch of nutmeg (omitted nutmeg)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
125g mozzarella cheese (cubed or grated)
Heat oil in a medium saucepan, add and cook gently for 3 minutes. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic. Cook, stirring, until onion is soft. Add mince and cook stirring, until brown.
Stir in tomato paste, wine and water into which stock cube has been dessolved. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Melt butter in medium saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes over gentle heat. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Return to heat and stir until thick and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper, add mozzarella and stir over low heat until cheese melts.
Preheat oven to 180ºC.
Pour 125ml meat sauce into base of lightly greased baking dish. Alternate layers of lasagna, meat and cheese sauces, ending with cheese sauce layer. Sprinkle top with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
I made this on Sunday while Hubby went to Golf. I am really in good mood that day because I have increased endorphins in my body which makes me happy, if you exercise you will also feel the same effect. You can also eat chocolate to get similar effect but the side effect was putting on weight, that’s all. If you suspect you are mentally ill, eat some chocolate and seek medical attention, oh! just so you know chocolate is a psychotic psychoactive food.
I am S E R I O U S L Y out of topic.
I’d like to share the latest recipe I tried and hope you can enjoy it as much as my husband. He gave me thumbs up for the cold dish even said that this is the kind of food where I can make it for Pot Luck!The Ingredients that you need: You can have different variations depend on your own personal preferences.
- Zucchini -slice
- Carrot -slice
- Tomato – Juice it and slice
- Choy sum or other vegetable of preference
- Garlic- Chopped
- Tomato Juice – 400ml
- Gelatine Powder – 2 tablespoon
- Minced Lamb
- Olive Oil
- Baking Tin as mould
- Shiitake mushroom
- Enoki Mushroom
- Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 cube of chicken stock
This is also the first time I bake a Shepherd’s Pie. Hubby is away for a few days last week, so this will be a reward for him. hehe. I bought minced lamb from Jusco. (psst. for mince meat I’d always prefer to buy from supermarket as I believe they are cleaner and less unwanted parts of meat mixed in them unlike in wet market with flies around, no quality control and unhygienic, or better u can buy a piece of meat at the supermarket and ask them mince it infront of u)
Other ingredients needed, Onion, Garlic and Mixed vegetables.
Firstly, brown the garlic.
Add in the minced meat.
A dash of salt to taste.
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce and fry fry
Add in pasta sauce, amount u like la. My hubby like alot of sauce, so I put more than half can of this.
Continue mix, stir, fry fry..
Scoop into ceramic dish and spread evenly.
Put 2 slices of cheese on top of the meat (but after cook can’t even taste the cheese.. so u can put more if you want)
Get the mashed potato ready. My mashed potato added with pepper, salt, egg yolk and butter.
Lay the mashed potato on top of the minced meat.
Put in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes.
Before its ready to serve, put some mozarella cheese on top and bake another 3-5 minutes.
Tadaa!! Ready to be served.Tweet