Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dan's Pseudolasagna

During the time when I lived at a dorm, my next door neighbour, Dan, invented this dish simply by using, what ingredients he had in his kitchen (every dorm appartment had a kitchenette). It soon became a big hit, and the recipe was shared throughout the dorm. Even after moving from the dorm, the recipe still finds new cooks.

So I have decided to share it with you - I am from a country using the metric and celcius systems, but plenty of websites, that can convert the measurements for you ;o)

Dan's Pseudolasagna   (serves 4 persons.... or more)

1 bag of pasta (approx 500 g)
1 big onion
300-500 grams of minced meat (any kind will do)
1 glass of mushrooms (champignon)
1 teaspoon sambal oelek
1 teaspoon curry
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili
1 teaspoon basil
1 splash of soy sauce
1 bag of scredded mozarella cheese
1 brick of mornay sauce
cooking oil

  1. Boil the pasta according to the recommendations on the bag - and take away the water. My favourite shape of pasta in this dish, is fusilli.
  2. Chop the onion into small pieces and cook golden in oil. Add the minced meat and cook untill all the meat is turning into a crispy brown color.
  3. Add the glass of mushrooms (drained from liquid before adding) and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add spices, sambal oelek and soysayce.
  5. The pasta is turned in to the pot and cooks for a few minutes then put aside to cool off a bit.
  6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (celcius)
  7. Place the dish in ovenproof glassware
  8. Pour the mornaysauce over the dish and cover the surface with the shredded mozarella cheese.
  9. Cook in oven for 20 minutes.
Serves well with salad or bread of your choice.

Bon appetit!

P.S. The dish is suitable for reheating in a microwave and you can freeze leftovers to have a quick meal in handy on days your are too tired or to busy to cook. 

1 comment:

Karen said...

Yum...we always called the cupboard clean out recipe...hop en popple.