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#2 Lasagna al forno

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One of my favourite Italian pasta dishes, lasagna is an ensemble of textures – the smooth creamy salsa di besciamella (bechamel sauce), al dente pasta sheets, and fullness of ragu Bolognese.

For this lasagna, I utilised fresh pasta sheets (pasta fresca) made by my brother with spinach (hence the green colour) and paired it with a ragu made with a combination of beef and poultry liver cooked quite dry (a typical Bolognese style ragu).

Generous amounts of freshly grated pecorino romano helped accentuate the overall experience and bring more body and “umami” to the entire thing.

I prefer using pecorino romano instead of parmigiano reggiano for my pasta as it is more robust and complements the tomato flavours very well.

Result – sublime.

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20 April 2011 at 18:20

Its amazing

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It’s amazing how good quality ingredients cooked in a simple way produce sublime results, complementing each other in texture, flavours and colour.

I think this is the essence of slow food, in my opinion (although this whole meal was made in 30 minutes).

Broccoli, potatoes, some really good Parmigiano Regianno and a good piece of Wagyu (okay not entirely Japanese) striploin simply grilled with a sprinkling of salt.


Wagyu striploin with broccoli and mashed potatoes with parmigiano reggiano.

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19 May 2009 at 15:19