Eggplant, Tomato, and Scamorza Lasagnetta

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Eggplant, Tomato, and Scamorza Lasagnetta
Eggplant, Tomato, and Scamorza Lasagnetta
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Eggplant, Tomato, and Scamorza Lasagnetta

For something truly special, try these decadent lasagnetta made with fresh pasta dough and layers of roasted eggplant and tomatoes. It's a dish that's sure to impress a first date or guests at an intimate, elegant dinner party.

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4
Servings
2486
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1/2 Pound "00" or all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling the dough
  • 8 Ounces egg yolks

For the sauce

  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 4 Tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

For the lasagnetta

  • 4 medium-sized Italian eggplants, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
  • 4 medium-sized beefsteak tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
  • 1/2 Cup garlic-infused olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 Cup dried thyme
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 Cup thick tomato sauce*
  • 12 Ounces smoked scamorza or provola cheese, grated roughly
  • 6 basil leaves, julienned
  • 1/4 Cup dried oregano
  • 1 Cup béchamel sauce**
  • 2 Cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions

For the dough

In a bowl, combine the flour and egg yolks and knead just until the dough comes together. Place in the refrigerator to rest.

For the sauce

Meanwhile, place the heavy cream in a saucepan and boil until reduced by ½, then add the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano, stirring continuously until dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the lasagnetta

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

 

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the eggplant and tomato on separate baking sheets, brush with the garlic-infused oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste, and the thyme.

 

Bake the eggplant until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Then, reduce the oven temperature to 210 degrees (or the lowest setting) and bake the tomatoes until slightly dried, about 2 hours. Remove from the oven, set aside, and increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

 

Meanwhile, remove the dough from the refrigerator. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out into 1/16-inch-thick sheets and use a mold to cut sixteen 4-inch rounds of dough. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Season with salt, to taste. Set up an ice water bath.

 

Quickly blanch the rounds of dough, for about 10 seconds each, then cool in the ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Place them on a paper towel to dry. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Once dry, place 4 rounds on the baking sheet. Begin layering the tomato, eggplant, a spoonful of tomato sauce, grated scamorza cheese, julienned basil, a pinch of dried oregano, and a teaspoon of béchamel sauce.

 

Repeat 3 times, starting with another layer of dough, then the tomato, etc., to make a total of 4 layers on each lasagnetta, topping the final round of dough with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. (You will have 4 lasagnetta total.) Bake for approximately 15 minutes.

 

Divide and spoon the sauce evenly on the center of 4 plates. Remove the lasagnetta from the oven, and using a spatula, move each lasagnetta to the center of the plate. Serve immediately while hot.

Eggplant Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Eggplant Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
178g
100%
Sugar
56g
N/A
Saturated Fat
84g
100%
Cholesterol
979mg
100%
Protein
88g
100%
Carbs
143g
48%
Vitamin A
1455µg
100%
Vitamin B12
5µg
89%
Vitamin B6
1mg
61%
Vitamin C
36mg
59%
Vitamin D
12µg
3%
Vitamin E
13mg
65%
Vitamin K
166µg
100%
Calcium
2356mg
100%
Fiber
26g
100%
Folate (food)
336µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
530µg
100%
Folic acid
114µg
N/A
Iron
15mg
84%
Magnesium
262mg
66%
Monounsaturated
66g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
52%
Phosphorus
1879mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
15g
N/A
Potassium
2936mg
84%
Riboflavin (B2)
3mg
100%
Sodium
4666mg
100%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
85%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
11mg
71%

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