Trini Lasagna

Have you ever felt like eating a simple meal without the extra side dishes and sauces? Well that’s how I felt the day my wife made this Trini Lasagna. I just wanted something different but simple and easy to make at the same time. So this is what she decided to make; Trini Lasagna.

Making Lasagna reminds me of music

How easy is it to make? Very easy, and you can add your own twist to it as you go along. Kind of reminds me of music. There were jazz compositions I played that were like sketches: they gave you lots of “space” to improvise and add new and ear tickling chord substitutions in between. So just like a well written composition, lets cook up a storm with this simple recipe and make a few mouth watering improvisations in between. Who knows, it could be a delicious discovery on your path to taste utopia!

Basically I always envision this recipe in four parts: first you have the lasagna; then there is the meat; then the cheese and lastly the sauce. With the lasagna I don’t think there’s much to do than boiling it, unless it is boiled in some sort of seasoning. Sounds like a plan!

Ok, what can we do with the meat? Limitless variations! You could mix meats together, the seasoning process you could experiment with, for example our Trini method of seasoning which involves marinating. And while we’re on meats why not try experimenting with the textures of different meats; Or some sea food.

Well, for the cheese I can certainly tell you one of my variations would be just more cheese than usual; a cheesier lasagna perhaps with double cheese :-D lol O.K, O.K I have seen variations already with four cheeses but how about seasoning the grated cheese with your own special blend of spices.

For the sauce, of course, everything goes. Why not use a sauce from your culture or another culture. By the time you’re done you could have a lasagna that’s truly international. A little of the East and West in one dish. I’m really thinking out of the box here….
Anyhow! I hope you make this simple recipe with your own improvisations and really make “music” in your mouth. Here’s Trini Lasagna: our local twist to a famous dish.

The Trini Lasagna recipe

Trini Lasagna

TRINI LASAGNA

 

1 pack of lasagna pasta
1 lb minced beef (seasoned)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour, all purpose
1 cup milk
1 dash black pepper
2 tbsp. roucou or tomato paste ( if you’re using tomato paste you could use a little more)

 

Boil the lasagne and set aside.
Heat pot over a medium flame…
And add the seasoned minced beef
Note: We did not add any oil to the pot.
Make sure meat is well done
Add roucou or tomato paste
Make the White Sauce. Over a low flame, melt the butter, stir in the flour, and add the milk and black pepper. Mix, preferably with a fork to ensure that the flour don’t lump together. Continue to boil until the milk gets thick. Remove immediately from the flame.
We’re ready to begin assembling now. Put a layer of meat; then cheese ……
then add the lasagna
Add a layer of white sauce and continue in the same manner.
We got about three layers

On the top layer add some more grated cheese.
Bake for 40 minutes at 250 degrees F

Allow to cool before serving

If you liked this recipe I have a vegetarian one that I did, called Trini Spinach Lasagna. Do enjoy!
More recipes to come. Ah gone!

P.S. Don’t forget to leave a comment if you liked this lasagna recipe. :)

 

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8 Responses to Trini Lasagna

  1. fastmakecash October 27, 2009 at 10:24 pm #

    This looks very fine:) Now I’m hungry…

  2. Cynthia October 29, 2009 at 12:45 am #

    You are the best!

  3. Felix October 29, 2009 at 4:10 am #

    Thank you Cynthia :-)

  4. SeXyGyAl June 23, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    It taste soooo niceeee…thank you!!

  5. Felix June 23, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    You’re welcome Sexygyal :-)

  6. nesia November 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    It taste soooo niceeee..

  7. BLESSED 1 June 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I am gonna try this.

  8. satesh July 29, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    gonna try this, substituting the beef for soya…

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