lasagne al forno with a twist of marmalade
Do you have a quirky recipe in your repertoire? Some sneaky spice or magic combo that just makes it? Maybe you like a dusting of chilli in your hot chocolate, a squirt of Marmite on your eggs, or a grating of nutmeg on your vanilla ice cream?
This is the concept behind Sainsbury’s Little Twists campaign. They floated the idea of roast lamb with ginger beer, eggs benedict with avocado, or a hot cross bacon butty. They asked me to come up with an dish with similar inspiration.
So here’s a classic lasagne al forno… with marmalade.
Before you turn your nose up at this combo, marmalade in a lasagne really works. The bitter, rich flavours give a wonderful acidity against beefy, tomatoey, creamy lasagne al forno. You can customise your usual lasagne recipe to accommodate this too, and adapt the vegetables as you like. I haven’t listed a recipe here for bechamel or white sauce, you can find one easily online or buy if you prefer.
You may usually associate orange marmalade with tea and toast, but this shows how it’s flavours can work well in savoury dishes too. Give it a try!