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Carrot Celery And Butter Bean Lasagne

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Ingredients
  Wholemeal instant lasagna sheets 6
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
For the puree
  Cooked carrots 1 Pound
  Celery head 1⁄2 , cooked
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
For the sauce
  Milk 1 Pint
  Black peppercorns 6
  Bay leaf 1
  Sunflower oil 2 Tablespoon
  Wholemeal flour 1 Ounce
  Cooked butter beans 15 Ounce
  Raw carrot 1 , scraped and grated (For The Garnish)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a 2 1/2-pint casserole dish, pour hot water up to three-quarters.
2) On high power, cook until the water starts boiling.
3) To this, stir in 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
4) Into this water, immerse two sheets of the lasagna.
5) On high power, cook for 1 minute or until the water boils again.
6) Now, add two more sheets of lasagna and bring to a boil.
7) Gradually add the remaining sheets and on high power, cook for 5 minutes. Let stand, covered for a while.
8) In a medium sized bowl, combine the milk, peppercorns and bay leaf.
9) On high power, cook for 3 minutes or until the milk starts steaming.
10) Let stand for 20 minutes.
11) Meanwhile, drain the cooked lasagna thoroughly.
12) On a clean greased surface, separate the sheets. Cover with plastic film.
13) Now, to prepare the sauce, puree the carrots and the celery together and keep aside.
14) In a blender, puree the butter beans.
15) In a medium sized bowl, blend the oil and the flour together.
16) To this, strain the milk.
17) On high power, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until a ring forms around the edges.
18) Whisk the milk well and cook again for 3 minutes. Whisk once or twice during cooking.
19) To this, add the pureed beans.
20) Adjust the seasonings to taste.
21) In the bottom of a 2 1/2-pint shallow oval dish, spread a layer of the butter bean sauce.
22) On top, add a layer of the carrot and celery mixture.
23) On top, place two sheets of lasagna, side by side. Continue the same pattern of layering, ending with the butter bean sauce.
24) On high power, cook partly covered, for 6 minutes, or until the lasagna is heated through.

SERVING
25) Serve the lasagna hot, garnished with grated raw carrot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Carrot
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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