Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday Night Dinner: Lasagna and Red Wine
The cooking part went well and the directions were easy to follow, but the spice made my eyes water and the dryness left me overly thirsty. I liked the idea of making a spice to mix in with the turkey meat, and may try tweaking it if I use this recipe as a base.
This is what it took:
Saute an onion and three cloves of garlic
Mix in 1 pound of turkey meat and homemade spice mix (1 tablespoon each of paprika, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, pepper, thyme, and oregano)
Pour in a jar of your favorite tomato sauce
Bring to a boil then remove from heat and set aside
8 ounces of ricotta cheese
1 cup of Romano cheese
2 cups of mozzarella cheese
2 egg whites
2 cups of spinach
1/4 cup of basil
Boil 12 noodles and set aside
Layer the ingredients: meat, noodles, meat, cheese, noodles, meat, cheese, noodles. Cover the top layer with mozzarella cheese.
Cook covered at 350 for 45 minutes, then remove cover and cook for 20 minutes more. Broil for 3 minutes to brown the cheese, then let the lasagna sit to cool and settle for 15.
Next time? Less spicy spice, more sauce and fresh basil.