| Originally Posted by ashk36
caffn8me...sounds like something outta the top chef kitchen!!
I cheated. It was at this restaurant
but I could have cooked it all myself at home.
Your lasagne recipe looks very nice. I love lasagne. So far I've only made a vegetarian lasagne (this recipe
) for guests but that worked too.
Tonight at home I started with;
Lightly toasted ciabatta rubbed with garlic and tomato topped with Parma ham;
- Take a ciabatta, cut it in half horizontally and put in the oven for a few minutes so the top (cut) surface goes crisp.
- Dip a garlic clove in salt and rub it firmly onto the ciabatta
- Cut a tomato in half and rub that firmly on the ciabatta (you can also use an Italian tomato sauce)
- Top with Parma ham or thinly sliced salami
- Add freshly ground black pepper if desired
It's an incredibly simple but very tasty starter.
Fillet of beef cooked blue in a ridged grill pan accompanied by a baked jacket potato with garlic mayonnaise and a mixed green leaf salad with a classic French dressing. I had some hot horseradish sauce with the beef.
None - being good!
Italian red wine (I forget which one!)
I love cooking so will post some pictures when I have something worthwhile to show.
Lunch will be a curried roast parsnip soup
which I made a few days ago. Instead of using honey, I dipped the cut parsnips in a mix of half water and half dark soy sauce. I also used eight times the recipe amount of garlic and double the maximum amount of curry powder. To make it a little healthier I used a thinner (lower fat) cream. It's very tasty
PS - can anyone tell I love garlic?