Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spinach flat canelloni*

*Ok, so it's not really canelloni if you use flat lasagne sheets (GF canelloni tubes don't exist) but it's not really lasagne either!

  1. Pour boiling water over a small bags worth of Spinach and leave until wilted.  Drain and blend in a blender.
  2. Fry an onion and some garlic in a pan. Fry 200g mince until brown and add a little of the spinach mixture. 
  3. Make a white sauce by gently frying 3 tbsps GF flour  in a little oil in a big pan and slowly adding a pint of chicken stock or soya milk (or a mixture of the two). Add a tsp dijon mustard and the rest of the spinach mixture. Use a balloon whisk to get it nice and creamy and avoid lumps.
  4. Layering: Spread the beef mixture in an oven proof dish and top with thin slices of courgette. Place a double layer of GF lasagne sheets over the courgettes. Pour over the spinach sauce, sprinkle with cheese/soya cheese and cook in a hot oven for 30 mins or until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has browned on top.