Were both tired from work and rallied a bit on who's turn it was to cook. In the end D agreed to cook if he could do a simple pasta. I thought we could slice up the fresh Lasagna sheets into wide strips or perhaps even do rolled Lasagna. After a few of these suggestions flying at him, D told me to go watch television or work on the Blog. He went for a Deconstructed Lasagna. Meaning with a combination of a chunky Vegan Bolognese, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan and Tomatoes, he build the Lasagna components on the plate rather than baking them in the dish.
It turned out okay but a more substantial middle layer of either Mushrooms, Tofu or Ricotta might have helped. Still, it was super easy to do and we were eating a tasty, healthy meal in under half an hour!
Deconstructed (Quick Mid Week) Lasagna
4 Sheets Fresh Lasagna
500 ml Vegan Bolognese
1 c grated Mozzarella
5-6 leaves fresh Basil
1 Tomato, sliced
2 T fresh Parsley
Boil the pasta for 2-3 minutes. The instruction actually said boil for 1 minute but these sheets were toward the end of their shelf life, so probably a bit drier. We did 2 minutes and it was still a bit al dente.
Cut the sheets in half. Place a teaspoon of Olive Oil on each plate. Use a plate you feel comfortable placing under the low broiler. Place a piece of the Lasagna Sheet down. Dollop 1/4 c of the Vegan Bol on top. Top with some Mozza and a slice of Tomato. Repeat and finish the Top with a nice heap of Mozza and Parmesan.
Place under a Low Broiler, second level down from the top top for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and just begins to brown on top. Finish with some fresh Parsely and more Parmesan.
I had a piece of the Wholewheat Sourdough Focaccia I baked yesterday. It was too much food and D just shook his head at me for pulling a me.
Cost: $$$ (for comparable merchants)
Location: Granville Market
Staff: Fast and Helpful
Duso's Italian FoodsGranville Island
120 - 1689 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC V6H