Early Summer Lasagna Revisited

Kathleen Blake's recipe for Barilla Pasta World Championship 2016
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MASTERY Level
45 min
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MASTERY Level
4 People
45 min
INGREDIENTS for 4 people

1 clove of garlic

3.5 oz zucchini

7 oz beefsteak tomatoes

3/4 oz parsley

3/4 oz basil

1 oz Pecorino cheese

8 sheets  Lasagna

7 oz pumpkin

3.5 oz cherry tomato

3.5 oz spinach

3/4 oz chives

1 sprig of fresh oregano

12 pumpkin flowers

Corn starch to taste

7 fl oz water

1.5 oz salted Ricotta, grated

Arugula to taste

2 tbsp olive oil

Vegetable oil for frying as needed

Preparation

Clean and wash the vegetables, set aside the discarded parts for the stock.  In a tall-sided pot, sweat the garlic with a little extra virgin olive oil, add the discarded vegetables and pour water.  Add the parsley stems and let boil for 1/2 hour. Filter and keep warm.

 

Remove the pumpkin flowers inner stamen.

 

Make a medium-thick batter with the cornstarch and sparkling water. Carefully dip each flower in the batter, scraping the excess on the side of the bowl, then fry in hot oil until golden and crispy. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and dry out the excess oil on paper towel. Put aside.

 

Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the pumpkin with garlic.

 

Add the spinach, zucchini, beefsteak tomatoes and blend in the fresh herbs. Add the Pecorino cheese away from the heat. Keep warm.

 

Blend a small portion of the cooked vegetables in a mixer, obtaining a thick cream to use for the Lasagna. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Put aside.

 

Sweat the cherry tomatoes and a crushed garlic clove in a pan over high heat.  Season with salt and pepper.

 

Following the instructions shown on the pack, boil the pasta in the stock made with the discarded vegetables parts.

 

Prepare individual plates, creating a bottom layer of vegetable sauce, half of the Lasagna sheet (to have a square shape), and alternate layers of pasta and vegetables. Top with the grated Pecorino cheese.

 

Plate and garnish with the cherry tomatoes sautéed in olive oil, salt pepper and fresh arugula. Finish with the salted Ricotta and the fried pumpkin flowers.

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