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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the glass of mushrooms (drained from liquid before adding) and cook for a few minutes.
- Add spices, sambal oelek and soysayce.
- The pasta is turned in to the pot and cooks for a few minutes then put aside to cool off a bit.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees (celcius)
- Place the dish in ovenproof glassware
- Pour the mornaysauce over the dish and cover the surface with the shredded mozarella cheese.
- Cook in oven for 20 minutes.
Serves well with salad or bread of your choice.
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.