The beating heart of Italy's gastronomic heritage is, for many, Bologna. The sprawl of terracotta rooftops and beautiful smells wafting through the air are synonymous with many food lovers' idea of paradise. This week, to round off our winter tour in style, we’re transporting you, vicariously, to the region of Emilia-Romagna, to which this special city belongs. As the nights are getting longer, we’re inviting you into the warmth to share in a wintry feast. And what could offer better relief on a cold, dark evening than a slice of steaming lasagne, fresh from our kitchen, crafted lovingly by our chefs? Not much, we reckon.
Mortadella is a much-underrated delicacy native to Bologna. It consists of ground pork mixed with a blend of herbs and aromatics including peppercorns, coriander and anise. The perfumed meat is then enriched with wine and pieces of pistachio. This flavoursome sausage is the star of this limited edition lasagne, inspired by Emilia-Romagna, and is complemented by the addition of our fresh pistachio pesto. Pistachio nuts have been grown in Italy for centuries and are known as pistachio ‘oro verde’ or ‘green gold’ because of their vibrant colour and relative expensiveness. In this dish, slices of Bolognese mortadella are layered between fresh sheets of lasagne, with our pistachio pesto and bechamel spread between the layers. Topped with a combination of smoked Scamorza and Grana Padano cheese (a protected speciality of Emilia-Romagna), this lasagne is a spectacle to behold - and devour.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Bechamel Sauce (MILK, Butter (MILK), WHEAT Flour, Salt, Nutmeg), Fresh pasta (WHEAT Flour, EGG, Durum WHEAT Flour, Salt), Mortadella (Pork, Pork Tripe, Salt, Spices, Antioxidant (E301), Preservatives (E250)), Pistachio Pesto (Pistachio NUTS, Olive Oil, Water, Basil, Garlic, Coconut Oil), Smoked Scamorza (Pasteurised Cow's MILK, Salt, Animal Rennet, Lactic Acid Bacteria), Grana Padano Cheese (MILK, Salt, Rennet, preservative: EGG Lysozyme)
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Calories per serving: 738kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 879kJ
- Calories 211kcal
- Fat 15.9g
- Of which saturates 7.1g
- Carbohydrates 12.8g
- Of which sugars 3.3g
- Protein 8.4g
- Salt 1.2g