*today was a good day for my shonen shipping trash heart*
Scratch that, it was a great day.
I get tsundere interaction between Sanji and Nami and a sort-of make-up scene, though they still have a few things to iron out to have a true reconciliation when they meet face-to-face.
SHE DIDN’T SAY NO..! (It feels like Oda’s celebrating with us during Sanami Week.) ^^
Then I get playful ‘no-I’m-better-no-I-am’ from Souma and Erina with Souma calling her their leader.
AND THIS WONDERFUL GEM
Like, why do they gotta be so domestic and adorable?
I don’t even know who to ship anymore since they’ve all got great chemistry with each other; we’ve got the obvious ones like SouEri, SouMegu, and SouTaku, but Takumi and Erina had great interaction the last chapter, and I’ve been partial to TakuMegu since their first interaction and because of their matching colour palettes.
With that said, don’t mind me, you can now go on with your regular programming.
Tonight on otaku eats! We’re taking a page from a personal favorite
series: La storia della Arcana Famiglia! That or Garfield, choose your poison.
challenge mode here is keeping the serving size under 500mg of salt though! For many who grew up loving this cheesy dish, that should be all but impossible. Well here at Otaku Eats, we laugh at that idea and will show you how it can be done!
Now , to do this, we must make sacrifices and knowledgeable ones at that, staring with the cheeses. unless you can find it very fresh with little to no salt at all? Then mozzarella cheese is out altogether. Parmesan is iffy, but it is a necessary ingredient in this case.
So what cheese will we use to replace the salty, yet oh so good mozzarella? Swiss cheese of course! Most Swiss cheese is within the double digits when it comes to sodium per serving, so it is an excellent replacement for our dish.
I’ve had excellent lasagna with cottage cheese in the past, and wanted to add that to this recipe, but the amount of salt is way too high! so switching to my second favorite stuffing , Ricotta , was surprisingly even more delicious.
We will also be mixing our own Italian seasoning, nixing salt altogether , mixing together oregano ,basil ,thyme, rosemary ,sage and black pepper
to giving an explosive boost of flavor!
For tomato sauce and tomatoes in general, you could make your own sauce , but for speed I used no salt added tomato sauce and diced tomatoes from cans. you can avoid this unnecessary sodium by going the fresh route as we know; the less salt the better.
Now for the full ingredient list:
1 lb ground beef 1 cup onion, chopped 2 clove garlic 14 oz no salt diced tomatoes not drained 8 oz can no salt tomato sauce Our Italian seasoning:
oregano ,basil ,thyme, rosemary ,sage and black pepper
8 no salt lasagna noodles 1 egg, beaten 15 oz ricotta cheese ¼ cup Parmesan cheese 1 ¼ cup shredded swiss
So how do we do it? simple but it takes a few steps:
Start with your filling so that it will blend beautifully and soften For this part, combine egg, Ricotta and Parmesan cheese then set aside
,for your sauce: cook ground beef with your onion ( finely chopped) and
garlic until brown. Drain the fat, then stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce,
seasonings, and our Italian seasoning into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil and
reduce heat, then simmer for 15 minutes
a helpful tip is
to cook the lasagna noodles (according to package directions) while
you cook your meat in a separate pot to save time. Drain the noodles rinse with cold
water and set aside. Add a bit of oil to the batch so to prevent them from sticking and tearing.
now to combine this stuff like
Voltron! Spread about a ½ cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 2 quart
rectangular baking dish or pan of your choice. Then half of the cook
noodles in the dish and spread with half of the filling, top with half
of the remaining sauce and half of the Swiss cheese repeat in layers and
sprinkles Swiss cheese over the top
crank your oven to 350 degrees, cook it uncovered for 30 - 45 mins and let it set for 10 mins before serving! With our batch we made it so that we could serve 8 people
but with tweaking, you can make it however you wish.
And now for the moment of truth: with all the ingredients our servings are well below our 500mg threshold, cranking in at an estimated 195 mg per serving! A perfect main course dish with a grand flavor to boot!