Monday, 28 May 2012

Lasagna ( Lazania )

Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 diced onion 
  • 1 handful parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese
  • 3 large roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup grated mozzarel
  • 6 lasagne noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk

Directions :

  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat then add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute then add the tomatoes, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken, about 15-20 minutes then mix in the chicken and parsley and set aside.
  4. Start cooking the noodles as directed on the package. Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it is bubbling and it has turned a light golden brown. Mix in the flour and let simmer until it returns to a light golden brown.
  5. Mix in the milk, nutmeg and goat cheese and heat until it thickens.
  6. Lightly grease the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish and place a layer of noodles-followed by 1/2 of the tomato sauce followed by 1/2 of the feta followed by 1/2 of the roasted red peppers followed by 1/3 of the bechamel sauce. 
  7. Repeat a second layer in the same fashion and top with a final layer of noodles, the remaining bechamel sauce and top with the mozzarella.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the top is golden brown and the sides are bubbling, about 30-45 minutes.

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