This is an interesting question.
These days, I like to cook easy but comfy and tasty dinner while the cold days are back, here, in the United Kingdom. Spending time in my kitchen at home is always enjoyable. Finding inspiration is always a question of time.
I open my cupboard and I can see a tin of chopped tomatoes, a few bay leaves, a pack of pasta sheets. In my fridge I can see milk, cheese and minced beef. No brainer, lasagna for dinner!!
White Sauce is a fundamental part of a lasagna dish.
Lasagna needs white sauce. The creamy texture of the white sauce counters the acidity of the tomatoes and it keeps the lasagna moist.
I like building my lasagna layers with a rich beef ragú and to finish with a layer of white sauce and cheese.
Lasagna are easy to build up but make sure that you have all the components ready.
You should have next to you, a rich beef ragú, a white sauce sauce, pasta sheets and a mix of grated mozzarella and Parmesan.
BUILDING UP THE LASAGNA
I like having a generous portion of lasagna with a green salad. You can accompany your portion of lasagna with a different salad or to have it on its own.
To make a rich ragú, I like using shallots, carrots, garlic, brown stock and a tin of chopped tomatoes.
Cook your ragú slowly on a low heat.