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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

is there a recipe for some kind of african american lasagna?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ok, so I'm not sure, but here is a good veggie one.

    October Harvest Lasagna

    Perfect for autumn gatherings of all kinds, this golden delight is warming and hearty, and it’s satisfyingly creamy even without dairy.

    You’ll be surprised how quick it is to make: using a blender or food processor cuts preparation time to practically nothing. And this is just about the best way we know of to get your kids to eat their healthy orange squash, so high in beta-carotene. They will love this recipe as much as you will!

    INGREDIENTS

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1 onion, minced

    1 pound butternut squash, peeled and coarsely grated

    1 garlic clove, minced

    8 ounces porcini mushrooms, sliced

    1 teaspoon dried thyme

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1 pound lasagna noodles

    1 pound soft tofu

    1 cup soy milk or milk

    1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

    1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley

    1 cup shredded mozzarella of soy mozzarella cheese

    1. Preheat oven to 375F.

    2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, squash, and garlic, and cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until soft. Add the mushrooms, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

    2. Cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions. Combine the tofu, soy milk, and salt to taste in a food processor and process until well blended. Spread a thin layer of the tofu mixture in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Arrange a layer of the noodles on top of the tofu mixture, and top with half of the squash mixture. Sprinkle with half of the pecans. Top with layers of the remaining squash, noodles, and tofu. Top with the cheese and the remaining pecans and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

    Serves 8.

    And here are some African holiday celebration recipes

    Shrimp Imojo

    Preparation time: 25 minutes

    Standing time: 3 to 4 hours

    Makes 6 servings.

    1/4 cup each: olive oil, fresh lemon juice

    2 tablespoons tomato paste

    2 medium tomatoes, seeded, diced to 1/2-inch

    1 medium red onion, diced

    1 each: red and green bell pepper, diced to1/2-inch

    3 hot peppers, seeded if desired, minced

    2 large cloves garlic, minced

    1/4 cup minced parsley

    1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined

    1/2 pound firm fleshed white fish, such as snapper or sole, poached, cut in 1/2-inch cubes

    Salt, freshly ground pepper to taste

    Lettuce leaves

    Combine oil, lemon juice and tomato paste in large bowl, stirring until smooth. Add tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, hot peppers, garlic and parsley and toss gently. Fold in shrimp and fish and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving. Serve on lettuce.

    Curry Chicken and Vegetables

    Preparation time: 25 minutes

    Standing time: 3 to 4 hours

    Makes 6 to 8 servings.2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

    3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 whole breasts)

    Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste

    1 medium yellow onion, chopped

    1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 (1-inch) piece gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced

    1 (14 1/2-ounce) can fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth 2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste

    1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

    1 (2-inch) cinnamon stick

    1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

    Juice of 1/2 lemon

    2 carrots, sliced thin

    4 small red-skinned potatoes cut into eighths

    1 (10-ounce) package frozen lima beans

    Heat oil in a nonreactive Dutch oven or very large nonstick skillet over high heat. Cooking the chicken in batches so as not to crowd it, brown chicken slowly on all sides. Remove chicken to a plate; season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Pour all fat from skillet. To same pan over medium-low heat, add onions, garlic and gingerroot; cook about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add broth; scrape up browned bits from bottom of pan. Mix in curry powder, red pepper flakes, cinnamon and salt. Return all chicken pieces with accumulated juices to pan; spoon sauce over them. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 45 minutes. Add lemon juice, carrots, potatoes and beans; cover and cook 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serve over basmati rice.

    South African Vegetable Casserole

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    Cooking time: 40 minutes

    Makes 4 to 6 servings.

    Recipe adapted from Kwanzaa: An African-American Celebration of Culture and Cooking by Eric V. Copage

    As written, this recipe is generously laden with butter. The amount can be modulated a bit and still result in a richly flavored, satisfying dish.

    9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter

    1 large onion, chopped

    1 clove garlic, minced

    3 medium zucchini, cut in 1-inch chunks

    3 medium yellow summer squash, cut in 1-inch cubes 2 medium carrots, grated

    1 teaspoon curry powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon yogurt

    3/4 cup peanut butter

    1 cup crushed dry herbed stuffing

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt 8 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow squash; cook 2 minutes. Add carrots, curry powder, salt and cayenne pepper; cook 1 more minute. Set aside, off heat. Stir yogurt and peanut butter together until smooth; add to vegetables and mix well. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole and top with stuffing. Cut butter into small bits and sprinkle over all. Bake until hot, about 30 minutes.

    Empress' Zulu Greens

    Though most greens recipes are flavored with smoked meat, this one is flavored with vegetables instead.

    Preparation time: 20 minutes

    Cooking time: About 1 hour, 20 minutes

    Makes 6 to 8 servings.

    3 pounds collard greens

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    6 medium carrots, chopped

    2 medium onions, chopped

    1 medium russet potato, scrubbed, cut in 1-inch cubes

    1 rib celery, chopped

    1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot

    2 fresh hot chili peppers, seeded, minced

    1 clove garlic, minced

    2 quarts water

    1 1/2 tablespoons Vege-Sal

    Cider vinegar, for serving

    Fill a sink with cold water and add the collards. Agitate them to remove the dirt, changing the water if necessary; drain. Cut off the woody stems and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces. Coarsely chop the leaves. Heat the oil in a kettle large enough to hold the greens. Add carrots, onions, potato, celery, ginger, chili and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the vegetables have softened, about 6 minutes. Stir in chopped stems and water; heat to a boil. Add a batch of collard leaves and cook until wilted. Repeat adding batches until all fit in the kettle. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until all the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Stir in the Vege-Sal, cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with vinegar on the side.

    * Vege-Sal is a seasoned sea salt mixture available at natural food stores.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    like using real african americans instead of beef?

    (i know that was dumb but i don't care cuz i'm tired, silly and going to bed and maybe someone will laugh at that)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    just substitute greens for hamburger.

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