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Momma Braga’s Roll-Up Lasagna Recipe

Pinterest is such a wonderful medium that offers such great ideas and it seems that I found some extra time on my hands so I ended up looking at some recipes. I came across one that took the lasagna and literally rolled it up!

So I decided why not take my lasagna recipe and try their idea out! The end result was absolutely delicious!

Lasagna

INGREDIENTS

  • Ground Chicken (or Ground Turkey or Ground Beef)
  • 1 Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Lasagna Pasta
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Paprika
  • 4 Tablespoons of red wine
  • Parsley Flakes

DIRECTIONS

  • Marinate your meat (which ever one you prefer to do. We used ground turkey this time.) prior to cooking.
    • Wash meat well.
    • Place meat in a bowl and add the following ingredients; salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, 4 teaspoons of red wine (the wine added is what sets this recipe apart from many). Measurements for the ingredients are based on what you normally use in your meat marinating.
  • Cut the onions up into small pieces.
  • Once the onions are cut, place them in a pan with some olive oil. On low heat cook the onion and tomato until the onions are a golden color. Then add your meat.
  • With ground meat you will need to keep breaking it apart and stirring it to ensure it gets cooked. Once the meat is cooked remove it from the pan with a slotted spoon to ensure that the olive oil is drained.
  • Place the ground meat in a bowl and mix some tomato sauce.
  • In another pot, fill it with water and add a drizzle of olive oil with a dash of salt and the add your lasagna pasta. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water and fill it with cold water to cool down the pasta.
  • Then the roll-up begins! Start with some tomato sauce and spread to cover the bottom of the lasagna tray.
  • Take one of the lasagna noodles (make sure it is dry) and place it in the tray. Add some tomato sauce, then add your ground meat and then some cheese.

  • Then carefully roll it up slowly and place it at the far end of the tray in order to do more lasagna roll-ups. Continue until you have made enough roll-ups that you need.

  • Once it is all rolled up, use some tomato sauce to cover the top of the noodles and then add some cheese (yes please!)

  • Bake in preheated oven for approx. 45 minutes (or until the cheese is melted to your liking). Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving and you can add some parsley flakes.

And there you have it, Momma Braga’s roll-up lasagna! Give it a try and let me know what you think of it!

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

Momma Braga

 

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Baked Garlic Lemon Salmon | Recipe

Growing up in a Portuguese household, it wasn’t uncommon to have a fish dish for dinner. However, the one type of fish my parents did not do was salmon. Only when I got older did I notice that salmon was often served at the special events that I would attend and after eating “one bad one.” It was a dish that I stayed away from but it was time to go back to salmon.

I researched for long hours trying to figure out what recipe was easy to follow for my first attempt at this dish. It was actually difficult to find a recipe that I could easily follow so I combined a few recipe steps together and made this Baked Garlic Lemon Salmon dish just in time to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday.

Baked Garlic Lemon Salmon

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh bone-in salmon (They say bone-in but they do try to take out as many bones as they can. We were lucky not to get any bones in ours)
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 stick or 4 tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup of Fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup of freshly-squeezed lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 white wine

DIRECTIONS

  • Start by washing the salmon thoroughly and put it aside. You can also start the pre-heat process to 350.
  • In a pot, place the butter and wait until it melts and add all your chopped up garlic. Stir.
  • Once the garlic cooks a bit in the butter, remove from the top of the stove and place it on a trivet.
  • Then add the white wine and freshly-squeezed lemon to the pot. Then stir. Place aside.
  • Use a baking flat tray and cover it with tin foil (leave extra as you will be wrapping up the salmon in it). On the tin foil, spread butter so that the salmon doesn’t stick to it.
  • Once it is all covered, add your salmon.
  • With a spoon, add the sauce that was just made onto each salmon. Then with a brush, spread it on the whole salmon.

  • Then cover the salmon with tin foil and place it in the oven.
  • Time varies depending on how you want to have your salmon cooked and the type of oven you have. For me, it took 40 minutes to cook to perfection. *You can uncover the salmon 5 minutes prior to removing it from the oven.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle the green onions and parsley over each salmon.
  • Then it is ready to serve!

This was an easy and simple recipe to follow and the end result was fantastic! I truly enjoyed eating this dish and I know I will be making it again soon. The best compliment anyone could get after you cook a meal, is when your guests ask to bring left overs home. This is how I know that I did a great job and had to share this recipe with all of you. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, would love to hear from you. Leave a comment below. 🙂

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

– Momma Braga