Fish

July 20, 2018
Sardines Lasagna

DIFFICULTY: Easy
Makes 6-8 servings
Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes


Ingredients:

Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
2 pieces bay leaf
1 cup quickmelt cheese, grated

Red Sauce:
4 cups / 2 large cans sardines in tomato sauce
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup red onions, sliced thick
¾ cup olives, sliced
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste

Assembly:
12 pieces lasagna noodles, parboiled
3 cups quickmelt cheese, grated

Procedure:

White Sauce:
1. In a pan, melt butter and stir in flour until a roux forms. Cook for a few minutes. Whisk in milk and add bay leaves. Bring to a boil with continuous stirring until slightly thickened. Reduce heat and stir in cheese until completely melted. Set aside.

Red Sauce:
1. Separate the sardines from the sauce and set aside. Remove bones from sardines and flake the flesh using a fork.
2. Saute onions, olives and tomatoes in a pan and add sauce. Cook for a few minutes and season with salt and pepper.

Assembly:
1. Line the bottom of a baking dish with red sauce. Layer noodles on top. Add a layer of the red sauce on top followed by layer of flaked sardines. Top with white sauce and grated cheese. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Top with flaked sardines and grated cheese.
2. Cover with top and bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 180 ° C. remove foil and broil for 5 minutes on highest temperature until cheese is toasted.