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Tuna Lasagne           HT   MC   80mins

Serves 4    Hot   Pasta   Fish  Pork  Vegetables  Herbs   Main course Convenience Tinned Food

 

Ingredients

For the filling

1 Onion, chopped

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

100g/4oz Lean Bacon, cut into strips

100g/4oz Mushrooms, sliced

25g/1oz Capers, chopped

2 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped

1 x 400g/14oz tin Chopped Tomatoes

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

2 x 200g/7oz tins Tuna, drained and flaked

1 tbsp Olive Oil

For the Sauce

50g/2oz Butter

50g/2oz Plain Flour

600ml/20fl.oz. Milk

Other ingredients

9 sheets No pre-cook Lasagne

75g/3oz Fresh Parmesan, grated

Salt and Black Pepper

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5. Heat the oil in a pan add the onion and garlic and sauté gently until soft.

 

2. Add the bacon and mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes then add the capers, parsley, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

 

3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a separate saucepan and blend in the flour. Cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes then remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk. Return to the heat, whisking continuously until the sauce comes to the boil and thickens. Remove from the heat and season well. Set aside.

 

4. Add the tuna fish and seasoning to the tomato sauce. Assemble the lasagne by placing a third of the tuna mixture in the base of a 30.5 x 23cm (12 x 9") gratin dish and cover with 3 sheets of lasagne. Follow this with another third of the tuna, a sprinkling of Parmesan and a further 3 sheets of lasagne. Repeat topping with the white sauce and a final sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve hot.

 

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.

 

Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable

 

Tips, Options and Substitutions

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Chopping Knife

Saucepan

Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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