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The story

Hi guys!

So, we had some trouble after our last meal at Anton’s place. He tried sending us to two different couples, but unfortunately they weren’t interested in being a part of this food link. So we had to make a new plan, and that’s why it’s taken such a long time. I reached out to my friends, asking them if they knew someone that would be interested. And guess what, my very good friend Matilda recommended her collegaue Philip! Philip accepted the challenge (his words) and invited us to his home in central Gothenburg!

I also got in contact with a girl named Rebecca, and I decided we should go to her place as well. Rebecca was to interesting to miss out on. Philip was a bit quicker to set the date, so we’ll go on with the link from him but Rebecca is our first, lets call her “outsider”. Outsiders are simply people that are to interesting to miss out on, who we’ll go home to in between the ordinary meals. We where at Rebeccas place the 8th of june, the recipe and video is still under work but it’ll be up soon =)

Philip is a really kind and caring person, who’s longing for someone to settle down with. He loves children and he’s sure he wants to be a daddy some day. He recommends everyone to do the 16 personalities test (https://www.16personalities.com). When he did it he was shocked about how right the test was. I did it after this meal, and I must say that some things they mention in the result are spot on! It’s fun, try it out!

 

About the food

Philip made us lasagna – his favourite dish. Since he’s a pescetarian he used qourn, and you can easily fool meat-lovers that this lasagna is made with real meat. It looks just like a regular meat-lasagna, and that’s what Lina appreciated most with it.

 

Next link in the chain

Philip sends us to his colleague Cecilia, her boyfriend Alexander, and their two children, who lives in Onsala, a city outside Gothenburg. The children are 1 and 3 years old. We haven’t set the date yet, but it will probably be sometime in july or august. Me and Lina will go to Barcelona in the end of june until the end of july, so we’ll go home to them when we come home from the trip.

 

The recipe (lasagna with quorn)

Ingredients

6 persons

Lasagna:
10 champignons
2 garden onions
3 jars (3x400g)
of canned tomatoes, crushed
3 cloves of garlic
1 red chili
400g quorn
1 tbsp oregano
Salt & pepper

10-12 lasagna noodles
150g feta cheese
Cheese to top off the lasagna with

Bechamel sauce:
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
3,5 cups of milk
150 g grated cheese

How to

 

Lasagna:
Slice the champignons and let them fry on medium level until golden.

Slice the onion and let it fry until it has softened.

Pour the tomatoes in a big sauce pan and let it simmer on low heat. Add the pressed garlic and the finely chopped chili to the tomato sauce.

Fry the quorn until it has some color.

Put the quorn, the champignons and the onion in the tomato sauce, and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Add oregano. Salt and pepper to taste.

Bechamel sauce:
Melt the butter in a pan. Lower the heat and add the flour. Stir. Add 1 cup of milk and whisk until it’s smooth. When it’s smooth, add the rest of the milk a little at a time, and make sure you whisk all the time to keep a smooth and creamy sauce. Add the grated cheese and a touch of salt if needed.

Place lasagna noodles in the bottom of a pan, about 20x30 cm. Spread some of the quorn-tomatosauce on top, followed by a little bechamel sauce and some feta cheese. Repeat these layers until the pan is full. Top the lasagna with some grated cheese and put in the middle of the oven at 225 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. When the lasagna is ready, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a while. Have patience here; the longer you wait the more firm the lasagna becomes (and doesn’t fall apart on your plate / won’t have to be eaten out of a bowl)!

Svenskt recept / swedish recipe (lasagne med quorn)

Ingredienser

6 personer

Lasagne:
10 champinjoner
2 gula lökar
3 burkar (3x400g) krossade tomater
3 vitlökskyftor
1 chili
400 g quornfärs
1 msk oregano
Salt & peppar

Ca 10-12 lasagneplattor
150 g fetaost
Ost att toppa lasagnen med

Bechamelsås:
4 msk smör
4 msk mjöl
8 dl mjölk
150 g riven ost

Så här gör du

 

Lasagne:
Skiva champinjonerna och bryn dem i en stekpanna.

Hacka den gula löken och stek den mjuk i en annan stekpanna.

Tag fram en stor gryta och häll i de krossade tomaterna. Låt puttra på låg värme. Lägg i den pressad vitlöken och den hackad chilin i tomatsåsen.

Stek på quornfärsen så den får färg.

Lägg i quornfärsen, champinjonerna och den gula löken i tomatsåsen och låt puttra ytterligare 10 minuter. Lägg i oregano. Salta och peppra.

Bechamelsåsen:
Smält smöret i en panna. Sänk värmen. Rör ned mjölet. Häll i 1 dl mjölk och vispa tills alla mjölklumpar har försvunnit. När såsen är slät, häll i lite mjölk i taget och se hela tiden till att såsen är slät genom att vispa. Om du häller i all mjölk på en gång finns det risk att det blir mjölklumpar i såsen. Häll i den rivna osten och smaka av med salt.

Ta fram en stor ugnform på ca 20x30 cm. Lägg ut ett lager med lasagneplattor, fortsätt med ett lager med quornfärs-sås, ett lager med bechamelsås och lite fetaost. Fortsätt sedan så tills du fyllt formen. Avsluta med lite riven ost och skicka in i ugnen på 225 grader (ej varmluft) i ca 25-30 minuter. När lasagnen känns klar och har fått fin färg – ta ut och låt svalna ett tag så sätter sig lasagnen lite och blir ännu godare. Våga ha tålamod här!

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