Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kylie's Wild Lasagne

Another recipe from Kylie Kwong's Heart and Soul recipe book I felt capable of tackling was this one - her Wild Lasagne. We all have our favourite way of cooking lasagne and my version is with very rich tomatoey beef, loads of grilled veges and cheesy sauce. So this recipe is quite different to that.

The preparation begins. Firstly the leeks are prepared and roasted in some oil and balsamic.

I love when tomatoes look like this - its as if we picked them from our garden :)
We bought them at the farmers markets. 
The tomatoes are cooked on the stove top by being layered on top of some onion, leek and garlic and left to simmer.

The silverbeet is sauteed with some butter and garlic, then finished with lemon juice.
The mushrooms are cooked up with some butter and red wine vinegar.

Then of course there is chopped mint and parsley. Pitted and halved green olives. Three types of cheese - ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. And don't forget the fresh lasagne sheets.

It also layered in an unusual method with the pasta going down first and then in between each layer is different.

The house smelt glorious (although the kitchen was a mess!) and my husband said when he hopped out of the car on the street it smelt really good. And after baking it was truly enjoyed, the flavours were kind of unusual but yet delicious. The mint and the acidity of vinegar really came through. The stretchy mozzarella and the soft ricotta both added amazing texture and taste. The spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes were amazing. The leek I think would have worked better sliced but it still was very tender and delicious.
It took alot of effort to get this in the oven but it was worth it!


  1. Looks fabulous - but a bit of an effort! Well worth a try I think. cheers Wendy

  2. Looks great, I like how it's more loaded with veggies instead of pasta and cheese.

  3. Looks wonderful. Lasagna is always an effort for me, luckily it makes a lot though and then you can freeze and have at another time.

  4. wow, this looks great. I struggle with the time involved in making lasagne, but might give it a go.

  5. I've been trying to cook from her 'It Tastes Better' book, but for some reason a lot of her recipes don't work for me! I might have to try this book instead.

  6. This looks fabulous! I love all the different flavours and vegetables, no wonder the house smelled wonderful.

  7. I love lasagne and this sounds like a nice change from the norm. Thanks Diane

  8. hehe I like the name, it's very cute! :D

  9. Now that is a very original way of making lasagne! It sounds and looks delicious! :-)

  10. This looks great, really yummy! I can imagine how delicious this must be!

  11. This is my kind of lasagne! I love it!

  12. Wow, so many interesting flavours. Not sure I'd get the younger kid to eat it though (she's fussy about "green things" but I'm working on it!). I'm so impressed by your home-made pasta photo.


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