1 March 2009

lasagne con salsicce


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adapted from Ann & Franco Taruschio - Amazon preview inside, click to go to page 24



serves 4 - ingredients
200g fresh pasta dough, see here (half this recipe amount) or 12 dried lasagne sheets

6 tuscan sausages from Gusto deli, weight 400g
4 large field or portabello mushrooms
2 shallots or half an onion, finely chopped
125g mozzarella ball, sliced finely

1 lemon juice
2 tablespoons parmesan, finely grated

1 crushed clove garlic

optional reconstituted dried ceps, I didn't use them here

- a béchamel sauce, flavoured with a pinch of nutmeg
- a tomato passata sauce, made with both fresh & tinned tomatoes & evoo, reduced

  • sauté the onion & mushrooms in a little evoo, & squeeze over the juice of one lemon, remove
  • & next, colour the tuscan sausages
  • add your garlic
  • pour over your passata
  • & cook for 30 mins gently
  • after which, remove the sausages (I couldn't get the skins off & it's not necessary), and slice evenly
  • cook your pasta sheets 4-6 at a time, in a pot of boiling salted water for exactly 2 minutes but no longer, you will see them starting to drift to the surface
  • dry on kitchen tea towels
  • rub your lasagne dish with olive oil, and layer up, I had 5 layers to mine
  • starting with lasagne, then a small amount of sausage pieces, the mushroom sauce, a little mozzarella and parmesan, then the béchamel
  • finishing with the béchamel at the top, & in accordance with the recipe, finally 10 pieces of sausage
  • bake at approx 170 for 50 mins covered in foil, then 5/ 10 mins to brown the top

6 comments:

Lucinda said...

That looks utterly delicious Gill. Now to find some Tuscan sausages...

Gill the Painter said...

it was Lucinda.
obviously you can make it easier with bought passata, & dried lasagne.
I was very pleasantly surprised at it.
Half of it has gone into the freezer for a day when I can't be bothered to cook.

Anne said...

Looks very tasty!

Gill the Painter said...

I was pretty surprised by it Anne, and can recommend it if you are looking for a different meat version.

Odette said...

That looks lucious and comforting, Gill - two of my favourite food pairings - and it has sausages and cheese in it - two major dude food groups there as you know - I will add that to my Lasagna page - I think that UnoHoo would find it seriously irresistable.

Tracey said...

Meant to comment on this sooner! Lasagne is one of my favourite dishes and this one looks heavenly! Shall defo be trying it out!

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