Montag, 30. August 2010

Spinach Lasagna

This is my standrt recipe for spinach lasagna.

Spinach Lasagna


1/2 package dried vegan lasagna pastry (250g) green or plain

a hand full of freozen spinach (defrosted)

for the tvp sauce:

2 onions

1 carrot

2 cloves of garlic

1 hand full of tvp (the kind that looks like ground meat, also called "soya mince" at my local indian grocery store)

3 tbs olive oil

about 6 tbs of tomatopaste

2 cans of chopped tomatoes

a dash of red wine or some water

some basil

salt and pepper for seasoning

for the bechamel sauce:

125 g of magarine or 3/4 cup of canola oil

3/4 cup of nutritional yeast

2 tsp mustard or mustard powder

1/2 cup flour

1/2 litres of soymilk

a pinch of nutmeg

salt and pepper for seasoning

1. Soke the TVP in boiling water for aprox. 5 minutes.

2. Heat a non-stick-pan with the oilive oil an sweat the finely chopped onion, garilc and carrots.

3. Drain the TVP and try to press out as much moisture as you can.

4. Ad the TVp to the pan and roast intil it gets golden brown.

5. At the tomatopaste and fry it for 30 seconds.

6. First at a the wine and allow the alcohol to evaporate then ad the canned tomatoes.

7. Simmer on low heat for 10-20 minutes and ad the basil. Season with salt an pepper.

8. Heat the magarine or oil in a smal pot.

9. Stir in the mustard and the nurtional yeast.

10. Carefully ad the flour until everything looks like a firm dough.

11. Quikly stir in the soymilk.

12. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper and allow it to thicken on low heat, until the sauce has the cosistency of pancake batter, while doing this stir frequently to prevent the sauce from burning at the bottom of the pot.

13. Now start to put one layer of tvp sauce and bechamel sauce at the bottom of a casserol dish. The next step ist one layer of lasagna layer, then one layer of tvp, bechamel and spinach. Repeat until your casserol dish is nearly full. Top with one layer of pastry and the rest of the bechamel sauce.

14. Bake the lasagna at 200 °C until the surface has a nice golden brown colour.

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