Most of the times the hardest things are the most simple ones. Or what is actually hard is to keep something simple, not to mess it, not to get lost, to simply do what you want. People will say that ‘It’s not always easy to simply do what you want’. And that sounds extremely comfortable and at the same time so not true. It’s what you would say to yourself to excuse you for not trying more for what you want more in your life. That’s exactly the reason you do it: before you do what you want you need to find it first. Search in you, around you, try new things and see what you like, what makes you relaxed, smiling, peaceful. I don’t know of a way to get there. To get what you want, what you like. I don’t have a recipe for that, maybe only a suggestion: keep going and moving, searching towards all directions!
For the meat
- 300gr. minced meat (pork & veal)
- 40gr. olive oil
- 1 big onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 5 small tomatoes
- 3tbsp. parsley
- 40gr. white wine
- 2 laurel leaves
- 2/3tsp. cinnamon
- 1/5tsp. nutmeg
- salt & pepper
- 40gr. warm water
- some grated dry mizithra or parmesan
For the lasagne
- 8 pieces lasagne
- Preheat your oven at 180 degrees C.
- Put in a pot the olive oil and warm it up.
- At the same time peel the onions and garlics and cut them into fine thin slices 2cm thick. When the oil is warm add them into the pan.
- After stirring for some seconds put the fire higher and add the meat little by little making sure that all the pieces you add are well sautéed.
- Add the wine, mix well and wait some seconds until the alcohol is evaporated.
- Put the fire in a medium-low level and add all the spices; laurel leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & pepper.
- Mix well and then add the tomato juice which you have using your blender, the parsley and water.
- Cover the pan and cook the meat for 10′.
- Put the lasagne in a 22x22cm pan. Put some sauce at first, then 2 pieces of lasagne and then minced meat sauce continue with this sequence until the ingredients are over. The last layer will be some meat and sauce.
- Add some warm water in the pan, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30′. Take the foil off and bake from another 10′ to get a nice color on top.
- Serve with grated mizithra or parmesan and…
- You can make a vegetarian lasagne version using as filling the briam recipe!