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Hazan's butter, tomato and onion sauce for a vegetarian lasagna?

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ChervilGeorge Jun 10, 2012 03:34 PM

Good idea or overkill?

  1. todao Jun 10, 2012 03:48 PM

    IMO, it ain't overkill if you are willing to do the work and you enjoy the end product. Some folks tell me that making my own bread when I can purchase just about any style/variety at the market is "overkill". I still make my own bread .... cuz I'm willing to do the work and my family and I enjoy the end product.
    Besides; it's fun.

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      ChervilGeorge Jun 10, 2012 03:53 PM

      It's a very simple sauce to make but I was concerned about it's richness being too much for a lasagna.

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        todao Jun 10, 2012 04:10 PM

        I'm sure you know that many pasta dishes prepared in Italian cultures include very rich sauces. The only difference I see here is that you'd be using a lasagna pasta in place of some other variety. IMO, it all adds up to a perfectly fine way to prepare your lasagna.

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          greygarious Jun 11, 2012 01:00 PM

          I assume you have made the sauce before, and like it. If so, it should be okay for a vegetarian lasagna that includes a hefty amount of spinach, carrots, tomato, etc. I think it would be overly rich in one that's just pasta, cheese, and sauce.

          If you have not tasted the sauce before, I'd suggest you have a plan B. Although it generally gets raves on CH, I am not the only one who does not like it. To be honest, I found it horrendous. I couldn't see trying to salvage it as a sauce, so I doctored and diluted it in major ways to make it into vegetable soup.

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        escondido123 Jun 10, 2012 09:52 PM

        I would say it depends on what else is in the lasagna. I make one that happens to be vegetarian but its focus is a fresh taste so my sauce is very simple tomatoes, garlic and a little olive oil--very short cooking time. Also lots of fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, ricotta and parmigiano and very thin fresh egg pasta. It might be good with your sauce, but it would be a very different dish.

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          Westminstress Jun 11, 2012 12:34 PM

          Of course it's a good idea. I use that sauce for everything. It is neutral, delicious, and the easiest sauce around. If you are concerned that it will be too rich, just cut back a bit on the butter.

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