- 1 tsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 400g lean minced pork (less than 5% fat)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…
- 2 sticks celery, finely chopped
A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…
- 150ml white wine
- 425ml chicken stock
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 400g can chopped tomato
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 2 x 250g tubs quark
This is a soft, smooth curd cheese with a refreshingly light acidity. It ranges from low-fat…
- 250ml skimmed milk
- freshly grated nutmeg
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
- 10 dried lasagne sheets, about 175g/6oz in total
- 15g/½oz freshly grated parmesan (about 5 tbsp)
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5/fan oven 170C. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the pork and quickly fry until starting to become brown and crumbly. Add the onion, celery, rosemary and wine and bring to the boil. Cover and gently cook for 10 minutes, until softened.
Add the stock, tomato purée, canned tomatoes, and season. Stir well, then bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes by which time it will be nicely pulpy. Blend the cornflour to a paste with a few drops of water, then add to the pan and cook briefly until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat.
Tip the Quark into a bowl. Give it a stir, then stir in the milk, nutmeg, seasoning.
Brush a 1.4 litre/2½ pint oblong dish with a little oil. Spoon a third of the meat over the base, then cover with 2 sheets of lasagne, breaking them to fit, if necessary. Try to avoid overlapping. Spread with a third of the sauce, a little parmesan, then 2 more sheets of lasagne. Repeat layers twice more, omitting the last layer of lasagne and finishing with the sauce.
Sprinkle with remaining parmesan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and tender.