This fish lasagne is based from a Venetian-style baked fish dish. Jamie describes it as the Italian version of the British fish pie, using pasta instead of potatoes. The fish, I used cod, salmon and prawns, are layered with a beautiful, thick and creamy sauce; cherry tomatoes, parmesan, parsley, the pasta itself before finely topped with a mixture of breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon zest, and then baked in the oven.
Have you heard something about you shouldn't mix fish with cheese? Well I think why not. The little bit of parmesan in this lasagne makes it fully work. Italians are really strict about this, but I'm sure deep down inside they love it (though they might not admit it).
The lasagne wasn't at all hard to make but it's quite lengthy, especially when making the sauce. I'm a great believer that great things come to those who wait and the whole process was absolutely worth it.
Jamie calls this dish as Fantastic Fish Lasagne and I think it's an understatement. It's so delicious, beyond fantastic. I think it should be called... hmmm... well, I don't know, what's the word to describe a dish so delicious, beyond fantastic??
For dessert, I made tiramisu, my all time favourite sweet things. It was a special request from my friends who came to visit from Scotland.
I was once told that the literal meaning of tiramisu is 'pick me up' and I don't know if this is true but apparently Venetian courtesans used to eat it before their gentlemen arrived for the evening because they believed it would give them the energy to make love all night...
And tonight I was reminded once again why I love cooking and going into all the troubles so much. Cooking is a way for me to share what I feel to others; and when I see my friends eating, enjoying the food I made, helping themselves for more serving, making delicious noises, it gives me joy.
3 days and 3 new recipes in a row?! I must be on fire! I have 11 recipes left to try and 51 days to go. Bring it on!