Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lasagna Al Forno

I guess it have been ages I make Lasagna. This is one of my hubby favorite dish. Since tonight we invite some friend coming for dinner I plan to make Lasagna.
Usually when I make the lasagna it always with the dried lasagna from supermarket. Easy & handy to have that in stock so can be useful  to prepare when I'm lazy to cook. that the good thing  about dried pasta ready on stock. I don't really care so much for fresh Pasta, until my hubby do some experiments with the pasta maker that  I got for my birthday last year ( haven't use it till now ).
I didn't ask him. It Happened just like that. He want to make a fresh pasta for the lasagna that I intend to make for dinner. so be it.
With Flour, eggs & little hands help of my young son, my hubby prepare the pasta.
Certainly Delicious pasta that I ever try. Moist, tender & fresh that is the result of my hubby fresh pasta.

so I  made the Lasagna with Love & for sure the result is the best ever!!!..
I make big giant dish Lasagna for 10 people, at dinner time the guess & my hubby  could not stop eating it until only one slice left.
Then the next day, my hubby ate for lunch with salad
Too good!” he keep repeated.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried lasagna noodles ( I use the fresh one )
  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef' (600 gr )
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage ( I didn't use it )
  • 6 ounces tomato paste, (1 can)
  • 30 ounces ricotta cheese, (2 containers)
  • 1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups tomato sauce, prepared ( you can use 1 can of chopped tomatoes can )
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Grated Parmesan and mozzarella, for topping

Directions

Cook the lasagna noodles in plenty of boiling salted water until pliable and barely tender, about 10 minutes. Stir with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking.
Drain the noodles thoroughly, coat with olive oil keep them moist and easy to work with.
Coat a large skillet with olive oil.
Saute over medium heat, onion, garlic and herbs.
Cook 5 minutes. Brown beef and sausage until no longer pink, about 15 minutes.
Drain fat into a small container and discard. Stir in the tomato paste completely. Set aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta, parsley and oregano. Stir in beaten eggs.
Add Parmesan, season with salt and pepper.
To assemble the lasagna:
Coat the bottom of a 13 by 9-inch pan with a ladle full of tomato sauce.
Arrange 4 noodles lengthwise in a slightly overlapping layer on the sauce.
Then, line each end of the pan with a lasagna noodle.
This forms a collar that holds in the corners.
Spread 1/2 of the meat mixture over the pasta.
Dollop 1/2 of the ricotta mixture over the meat, spread to the edges with a spatula. Sprinkle 1/2 of the mozzarella on top of the ricotta. Top with a ladle full of tomato sauce, spread evenly.
Repeat with the next layer of noodles, meat, cheeses and sauce.
Top last layer with noodles, sauce and shredded mozzarella and Parmesan.
Tap the pan to force out air bubbles.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
Remove from oven.
Let lasagna rest for 30 minutes so the noodles will settle and cut easily.
Cut into 2-inch squares and serve.


Recipe from food network
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/lasagna-al-forno-recipe/index.html

2 comments:

Food and story said...

sepertinya yum yum say....photonya cantik, gw udah rindu photo2 foody elo :)

Susy Barrat said...

makasih say buat ocmplimentnya.. iya nih dah lama ga mood jepret food..
maybe this week end will try something...

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