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Old 07-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Eggplant Lasagna

EGGPLANT LASAGNA
MEAT SAUCE
1/3# hamburger
1/3# ground sausage
1/2 can spaghetti sauce

Seasonings:
Adobo (unsalted)
Cumin
Oregano
Basil
Thyme
Parsley flakes
Garlic powder
Red pepper flakes
Cayenne
Dried minced onions

Instead of noodles:
1 small eggplant sliced 1/4, seasoned with seasoned salt and Italian seasoning, baked 350 20 minutes per side.

Cheeses:
2 oz. cream cheese sliced and dotted over eggplant layers
2 TBS. leftover Gorgonzola crumbles split between layers
Shredded mozzarella

Layer sauce, eggplant slices, cheeses, meat sauce, repeat, ending with cheeses.

Cover and bake 350 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until cheeses are lightly browned. Let set a minimum of 15 minutes before serving.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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You had me at adobo. Sounds really good, Zhizara. I take it the seasonings are to taste and can be adjusted accordingly. Good herb and spice blend!

Thank you for sharing this.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:16 AM   #4
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i really like the idea of using eggplant as the pasta in lasagna. i think my family would eat it like there's no tomorrow.

i'm unfamiliar with adobo except those jars from goya in the supermarket that i've thought were largely msg, garlic powder, and salt. can you make your own adobo, or can you recommend a favourite brand, zhi?

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i really like the idea of using eggplant as the pasta in lasagna. i think my family would eat it like there's no tomorrow.

i'm unfamiliar with adobo except those jars from goya in the supermarket that i've thought were largely msg, garlic powder, and salt. can you make your own adobo, or can you recommend a favourite brand, zhi?

tia.
Here's the one I use BT, only I cut the salt in half.

Traci's Adobo Seasoning Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:47 AM   #6
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That does sound really nice, thanks Zhizara
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:36 AM   #7
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Zhizara, Buonasera,

Sounds like quite an interesting modernization and twist on the traditional I am very accustomed to ...

My Grandmom used to prepare Melanzane di Lecce ( Lecce is in southern Puglia) for me all the time while at University in the 1980s. The eggplant was the key ingredient instead of the Lasagne Sheets ...

The traditional recipe is in either the Eggplant Section or the Ethnic Section ...

Enjoy ... Have a lovely Sunday.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:02 AM   #8
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Thanks, everyone. It was really, really nice.

The cottage cheese I planned to use instead of ricotta had gone bad, so I substituted the bits of cream cheese and gorgonzona. Delicious!

I had kept seeing adobo in the grocery store, so I wanted to try it. The store version is salted, so I got some from Penzey's (unsalted) and am still trying it out. Pretty good stuff.

When getting ready to make this, I copied a couple of recipes from DC to inspire me, one of them being MsMofet's Eggplant Parmesan. I liked her list of spices which included adobo, and I was very happy with the results.

The only thing I would change is to cook the eggplant slices just a little bit more. Some parts were a little bit chewy, but still really good.
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Zhizara,

Home made or store bought Ricotta shall work nicely too ...

I love Gorgonzola ... The sweet variety and the aged type.

Do you know how to prepare Adobe Marinade home made ?

Let me know, if you would like my traditional Spanish recipe, I shall post it during the week. It is very common in Spain, and there is a famous tapa here called Pescado en Adobe, Fish in Adobe Marinade and then it is dredged and fried ... Very nice.

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Thanks, Margi, but I only cook for myself. It's much easier for me to buy a jar of sauce and jazz it up than to make my own. Making my own ends up being too much for me to store.

I'll be looking forward to your recipe, though, for ideas to jazz up the commercial stuff.
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Eggplant Lasagna [CENTER][CENTER][B]EGGPLANT LASAGNA[/B][/CENTER][/CENTER] [CENTER][CENTER][B] [/B][/CENTER][/CENTER] [B]MEAT SAUCE[/B] 1/3# hamburger 1/3# ground sausage 1/2 can spaghetti sauce [B]Seasonings:[/B] Adobo (unsalted) Cumin Oregano Basil Thyme Parsley flakes Garlic powder Red pepper flakes Cayenne Dried minced onions [B] [/B] [B]Instead of noodles:[/B] 1 small eggplant sliced 1/4, seasoned with seasoned salt and Italian seasoning, baked 350 20 minutes per side. [B]Cheeses:[/B] 2 oz. cream cheese sliced and dotted over eggplant layers 2 TBS. leftover Gorgonzola crumbles split between layers Shredded mozzarella Layer sauce, eggplant slices, cheeses, meat sauce, repeat, ending with cheeses. Cover and bake 350 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until cheeses are lightly browned. Let set a minimum of 15 minutes before serving. 3 stars 1 reviews
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