Friday, September 18, 2009

Dogmatic Autumn Lasagne

Yesterday, our Teutonic friends and their whippet came by for dinner. I had just received my local veggie box from Aarstiderne and had loads of good stuff to use. I made the perfect autumnal lasagne using the most seasonal ingredients available. All that was left was one piece!

Again, I'm not that adept at writing my own recipes yet, so I'll just describe what went into the different layers. Og course, the lasagne sheets start at the very bottom, and then between all the layers. I used full grain.

- Bottom layer - steamed hokaido pumpkin, cut into small chunks. A few spoonfuls of tinned tomatoes on top of those, and a sprinkling of salt.
- Next to bottom layer - Sliced zucchini, onion, and chopped celery stalks, fried gently with oil and fennel seeds. Then, half a seleriac, grated, topped off with a generous helping of bechemel sauce.
- Next to top layer - a HUGE bag of kale, de-veined and chopped, fried in oil with sliced garlic until wilted. Mixed with a few spoonfuls of 10% Greek yogurt and salt.
- Top layer - Four large carrots, grated, and then topped with a generous portion of tinned tomatoes, a smattering of salt and fresh, hand shredded mozzarella.

Bake in the oven at 200 Celsius for 45-60 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through, and the dish has bubbled for a little bit.

This was a great way to use all those seasonal veggies in a non-traditional way. I will definitely make this (or something very similar) again!


Indra said...

the whippet pic is so funny and yet scary. he looks like he might have passed on. the red glow is wild.

Anonymous said...

I know - but he looks like that, lying there! I did have to doctor the pic, since it was really dark, but we do have a really orange lamp in our den, casting a very groovy glow.

jen said...

hey, just figured out that you have this blog, too :-) the lasagna was sooooo good! and also thanks for sharing the pizza recipe, I'm really going to try that! tetsuya says hi, he's sitting on my lap and doesn't want to leave. sometimes I think he believes he's a chihuahua or something ;-)
but he's been on the train for many hours now, so I guess it's okay!

Anonymous said...

The pizza recipe was in your honor actually! Good luck on your exam(s)!!!