Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Home-made Lasagna

It has been a long time since I had lasagna. So I decided to make my own since I refused to eat at Pizza Hut as the lasagna there has too much cheese. And thank God I managed to take photos of before and after though the I was a bit late for the second one. Lol

Before baking


After baking


This is my type of lasagna. So, it may tastes and appear differently than the ones that you usually see. And like always, I ended up eating the whole tray as no one was interested. Not making of an excuse of me being reluctant to cook, but it is just the way it is. Huh.

How I made it? The guide was basically from here. Read that recipe first before referring to mine.

Since I lacked of a few ingredients, therefore I made it my style. My lasagna's portion was for 3 persons (my body size). For normal body size, it's a meal for a couple.

I used: minced beef, an onion, bit of garlic, a can of Prego traditional sauce, tomato, a can of tomato puree, salt, mushroom, carrot, lasagna noodle, cheese and water.

Sauce
1) Heat oil in frying pan.
2) Put the beef, followed by onion and garlic.
3) When the beef is kinda brown, I put Prego, tomato puree (not much) and bit of water. Also the carrot and tomato.
4) Put the mushrooms and let the sauce kinda boil up.
5) Put salt and innovate the sauce taste according to your taste. Can add more tomato puree if you want it more sour.

Prepare
1) Heat the oven
2) Put sauce in a tray
3) Put lasagna noodle. Then bit of cheese.
4) Do steps 2 and 3 alternately according to your tray size.
5) Last layer, put sauce and a lot of cheese.
6) Bake for 25-30 minutes.
7) Let it cool for 15mins outside the oven, after it's already baked.

Notes that I learned from baking this lasagna:
-some lasagna noodles need to be soaked first. But I bought a type that is oven-ready but I didn't realise it. And my noodles sticks with each other because I use a small width bowl to soak it. Avoid the noodles from touching each other when soaking it.
-I just used mozzarella cheese. I didn't make the nutmeg sauce as in the recipe that I suggested as I didn't know what nutmeg is and I couldn't find ricotta. Also, I hate my meal being too cheesy. It avoids me from eating a huge portion.
-make sure you but Prego-traditional sauce. And don't put too much Prego as it is kinda sweet. I ended up putting extra tomato puree to delete the sweetness.
-Be careful with cheese. I used cheese from Australia with a logo of halal from Australian Halal Institution. I trust Australian institution more compared to Thailand. Advice from JAKIM.

Again, this is my style. So, don't come and complain to me, saying "langsung tak macam yang chef Fertino hidang kat Italy hari tu". But, the taste of this lasagna is quite similar with the one that I ate in Glasgow. So, I can still stick with the name lasagna.

If you want to make spaghetti Bolognese, the sauce recipe is the same. Just boil spaghetti. And make sure when boiling the spaghetti, put a little tiny drop of oil to avoid the spaghetti from sticking with each other.

Good luck and I welcome for any comments on the result.



14 comments:

Wydaz said...

Recipe please! :D

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Wydaz: DOne! feel free to try

Wydaz said...

Thanks very much for the recipe :D. I'm always longing to make myself a lasagna but never make one because a halal cheese is quite hard to find. Where did you bought the mozzarella cheese anyway? :D

Mohammad Lokman Hakim said...

pleaseee..
before i die, i want to taste these 2 things, lasagna n spaghetti home made-by ur own.hehe....

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Wahida: yes. Bnd western ni sgt ssh nk cri bhn halal. Like my delayed oreo cheese cake project. I bought at Giant. There're a lot of cheeses available. And i noticed 2 kinds for mozarella. One from scandinavia and another from australia. Though the australian one is double of the scandinavian price, i bought the australian one as i trust the australian logo instituion more. This is through my experience and i also used to watch Tanyalah Ustaz regarding this food issue and the speaker (someone from jakim) mentioned that if it is certified from australian halal instituion, its okay.

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Lokman: will do inshaAllah.

Ayuni said...

nice....I want to try it too...

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Ayuni: ure welcome to do so....

Jαnnαhツ said...

looks delicious!!

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Jannah: dunt expect too much from looks. Lol

Wydaz said...

Oh I see. I also found out that some of them are from New Zealand as well. Hurmm, will take your advice though. Thanks again sis! :D

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Wydaz: ure welcome dear...

eencyweency said...

Way to go Nad!must be extra extra yummy sbb mung blh habeskan seme!

Nadhirah Ahmad said...

Wawa: tq wawa. However, ak xpasti yummy ke x sbb mskn sdri pyh nk evaluate. Lgpun scale yummy ak xtau jd pyah nk cmpare. Yg pasti sdp dr pzza hut punye sbb krg muak.haha. Nipun kli ke3 rse lasagna.

Kalu mstchef blogger sudi, rselh dan evaluate smada yummy k x. Amacam?

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