Lasagna- how to prepare with local ingredients

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Lasagna- how to prepare with local ingredients

Postby explosive36 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:23 pm

hi Guys,
Siva here. My little girl asked me to cook for her lasagna after watching thursday programs on OCTO. I am a dad with no cooking skills and my wife doesnt wan to try. Anyone know of a easy methods
regards

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:30 pm

Easy to prepare:

- Buy bottled spaghetti sauce
- Lightly fry chopped large onions, minced meat (you can use any meat you like), chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, etc)
- Add in the spaghetti sauce. Do not dilute unless you bought concentrated sauce. Let it simmer until vegetables are soft.
- In an aluminium/glass tray (must be suitabe for baking), spread a thin layer of your sauce at the bottom, place a lasagna sheet, spread another layer, place a lasagna sheet, and carry on until you filled the tray. The top layer should be SAUCE. Sprinkle with cheese (I normally use a mixture of parmesan & mozarella but it's up to you).
- Bake in the oven until cheese turns light brown.

There's another version using white sauce instead of the tomato sauce that you can get easily from supermarkets. :)

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Re: Lasagna- how to prepare with local ingredients

Postby cody » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:25 pm

explosive36 wrote:hi Guys,
Siva here. My little girl asked me to cook for her lasagna after watching thursday programs on OCTO. I am a dad with no cooking skills and my wife doesnt wan to try. Anyone know of a easy methods
regards


My method of layering the lasagna is the same as mrswongtuition but my totmato sauce is the lazy method.

I use 1 tin of Campbell's tomato soup.
Empty out the content into a pot.
using the empty tin, fill half with water and mix it with the soup base.
Chop up garlic (as much as u like, i usually add 2 entire cloves) and throw it into the soup.
Dice sausages, and capsicum, throw into the soup base.
Bring to bowl over slow fire, stirring occassionally.
When boiling, throw in the mince meat (i usu use beef).
Don't stir (else the beef won't be chunky anymore).
Once cooked, sprinkle some Oregano (skip if you don't have).

Start layering process.
In addition to the top layer of cheese, I usually have a layer of cheese in the centre as well cos my kids love it.

Hope this works for u! Good luck!

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lasagna-thanks

Postby explosive36 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:27 pm

Thanks alot for the feedback and recipe. Will try tomorrow. Later will be heading to th supermarket to purchase the stufs. Hope i will be successful and my little one likes it. Thanks

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Postby cherrygal » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:55 am

Yup, buy lots of shredded mozzarella cheese. I put a layer of that in between the other layers, and a generous topping on top. Gooey and yummy!

Sometimes I do the Bechamel sauce (cheese white sauce) but since you said you wanted the simple version, just add cheese.

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Postby schweppes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:23 am

cherrygal wrote:Yup, buy lots of shredded mozzarella cheese. I put a layer of that in between the other layers, and a generous topping on top. Gooey and yummy!

Sometimes I do the Bechamel sauce (cheese white sauce) but since you said you wanted the simple version, just add cheese.


Lasagna goes very nicely with the Bechamel sauce but that's very fattening too. :cry: I wd spread mozzarella cheese in between the layers.

My style of cooking is similar to cody's except that I wd use bacon (instead of sausages), Heinz Capsicum, Tomato & Herb soup (it has a lovely roasted capsicum and herb flavour) and include chopped basil in the lasagna as well. :wink:

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Postby mrswongtuition » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:39 am

All of you are making me HUNGRY!!!

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Postby autumnbronze » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:45 am

This is a recipe that I saw on the Chef At Home series recently.

Its called speedy lasagna.

I haven't tried it yet, but its on my to-do menu list.

It requires the use of 3 different types of cheese ...:oops: :oops:, an indulgence. But the end result of the dish was really to die for (on TV lah) :D

http://www.asianfoodchannel.com/recipes ... dy_lasagna

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Lasagna - Mission impossible

Postby explosive36 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:22 am

Tried during the weekends but didn't went quite well. Well guess its my first time and was too excited. But my little one enjoyed messing up the place and seeing the frown on mummy's face. Well whether we made a great lasagna but definately myself and my little girl had plenty of fun. Will try the recipes again. Well i did promise my little girl a perfect tasty lasagna. Thanks for ur feedback guys.

Regards
Siva

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Postby Funz » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:15 am

I find it so sweet that a Daddy who knows nothing about cooking will go through the trouble to find out how to cook a dish and actually cook it with his kid

So nice!

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