Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vegetarian Lagsana

This dish is high protein low in calories. It is a no meat dish.

You will need. 
3 cups of minced Seitan.
(see Seitan Mince recipe for mince)
1 pkt Lagsana sheets, long thin are best.
3 cups of grated cheese. 
2 cups of skim milk.
1 punnet of ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half.
1 large tin of diced tomato.
1 large an onion, diced.
4 cloves of garlic, crushed.
Additional ingredient.
3 Dessert spoon of olive oil, 3 teaspoon of Oregano, 2 teaspoon of Mustard seed, 2 teaspoon of Coriander , Parmesan cheese, 3 Bay leafs, 2 teaspoons of corn flour, 1/2 cup of low salt tomato sauce or 3 tablespoons of tomato paste. Mesclun lettuce mix to garnish.

Grinding fresh Mustard Seed
Method 1, Cheese Sauce.
1 - place 1 cup of cheese in saucepan 2 - 2 cups of skim milk, 1 teaspoon of Oregano, 1 teaspoon of Mustard seed, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, bring heat up but do not boil milk. Allow the cheese to melt into the milk. 3 - mix 2 teaspoons of corn-flour in a small amount of water pour into hot milk/cheese mix 4 - stir until it is thick like custard, sit pan aside for now.

Method 2, Seitan Lagsana Sauce.
1 - Pour olive oil into saucepan and warm up, 2 - place chopped onion, 1 teaspoon of Oregano, 1 teaspoon of Mustard seed, 2 teaspoon of Oregano, 4 cloves of garlic, crushed, 2 teaspoon of Coriander the Seitan mince, stir till onion is soft. 3 - now add 1 large can of diced tomato. Using the same can  add 1/2 can of water then add 3 Bay leafs, combine all.  

Cook for at least an hour, after approximately  an hour add 1/2 cup of low salt tomato sauce or the 3 table spoons of tomato paste.

Method 3, building the Seitan Lagsana.
1 - place 2 or 3 strips of Lagsana sheets on the bottom dish depending on what size dish you use. 2 - Ladle 1 or 2 scoops of sauce on top of the first sheets 3 - spread sauce cover the  sheets.   4 - pour cheese sauce over lagsana sauce 5 - spread it with a spoon so it covers the sauce. 6 - then sprinkle grated cheese lightly over the top. 

Repeat the process until you get almost to the top of the dish.  

Now pre heat your oven 145 degrees 

Method 4, building the Seitan Lagsana.
7 - last sheets, place 3 sheets of Lagsana on top pour cheese sauce on top spread evenly over the sheets, 8 - then spread grated cheese on top along with a light sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, 9 - cut cheery tomatoes in half  10 - place tomatoes evenly over the top with a light sprinkle herbs. Your Lagsana is ready to go into the oven, cook until it is golden brown on top. 


This is a no real meat dish
Note, you can use Italian herbs mix if you like.

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