Special Diet

Ingredients
  • 8 dried lasagne sheets
  • 50 g (2 oz) butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for oiling
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 500 g (1 lb) mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons double cream
  • 4 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 2 red peppers, roasted, then skinned, cored, deseeded and thickly sliced (see page 186)
  • 125 g (4 oz) baby spinach, chopped
  • 125 g (4 oz) buffalo mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 50 g (2 oz) Parmesan cheese, freshly shaved
  • salt and black pepper
Directions

Cook the pasta sheets, in batches, in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to the packet instructions until they are just al dente. Drain, refresh in cold water and lay on a tea towel to drain thoroughly. Place 4 sheets in the base of a well-oiled, large ovenproof dish.

Meanwhile, melt the butter with the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms, increase the heat to high and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the cream, wine and thyme, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 4 minutes.

Place a generous spoonful of the mushroom mixture on each pasta sheet and add some red pepper slices and half the spinach. Top with the remaining pasta sheets. Add the remaining spinach, a slice of mozzarella and top with a little more mushroom mixture. Finish with some Parmesan shavings.

Place under a preheated very hot grill and cook for 5 minutes, or until the mushroom mixture is bubbling and the Parmesan is golden. Serve immediately.

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