A main course simple and inexpensive that I really loved and enjoyed in all its riot of flavours.
- 8 small lasagne sheet (mine were about 12cm x 5 cm)
- 1/4 golden onion
- 1 knob of butter
- 100 g ricotta cheese
- 4 teaspoons + 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
- a few basil leaves, the larger ones finely chopped
- 50 g smoked salmon, cut into small pieces + 4 thin strips for garnish
- organic lemon juice and a few slices for garnish
- pink peppercorns
Heat pot of water and bring to a boil. Prepare your decorations by making roses with thin strips of salmon, wash and dry small tops of basil leaves and cut thin lemon slices. Chop the onion very finely and shallow fry it in the butter over low heat. Pass the ricotta through a sieve and add to the onions along with the mascarpone. Bring to a boil and lower the heat, add the salmon, let reduce and add the chopped basil. As soon as the water boils, add salt and cook the pasta for a few minutes until al dente. With the help of kitchen tongs drain the pasta and spread it out on a towel.
The dish is easy to prepare and very nice to present. The flavours are full of all the elements melt in a harmonious way. I suggest serving this delicious dish as a starter for a fish dinner, roast fish maybe, cooked on a bed of thinly sliced mixed vegetables as I have eaten many times at home in Tuscany.