Smoked Kahawai Lasagne & Parmesan Snow


Aug 22, 2023

1 min read

Burnt Butter Bechamel: 
    30 gr Mainland Unsalted Butter
    30 gr Plain flour
    500 ml Anchor Blue Top Milk
        Salt to taste
        White pepper to taste
Fresh Lasagne Sheets:
    500 gr Tipo “00” flour
    8 ea Egg yolks
    1   Whole large egg
    30 ml Anchor Blue Top Milk
    25 gr Extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tsp Flaky sea salt
Parmesan Snow:
    200 gr Mainland Parmesan, diced 1cm x 1cm
Burnt Butter Bechamel:
  1. To start off, measure out your butter, flour and milk/water, and place it in an easy to reach, but safe place near your stove.
  2. Heat a heavy-based frypan over low heat and add in your butter.
  3. Once the butter has melted, gently swirl the pan or whisk the butter to prevent the butter from catching on the bottom of the pan.
  4. The melted butter will start to foam and turn an amber colour, which usually takes about 2 minutes. Once it is foaming, keep a close eye on it as it will be ready very soon thereafter.
  5. Once the butter is nice and brown, carefully add in the flour while whisking the butter. This will cause the butter to foam more, but don’t worry about that, just be careful of any steam released.
  6. After the butter and flour have been whisked together and no more raw flour can be seen, let this mixture cook for 1 to 2 minutes to cook off the raw flour flavour.
  7. After the 1 to 2 minutes, gently pour in a little bit of the milk/water while continuously, gently whisking.
  8. Whisk the milk/water into the flour and butter mixture until you cannot see any liquid left. Carefully add in a bit more of the liquid and repeat the process, whisking continuously to prevent lumps, until all of the liquid is incorporated.
  9. Once all of the liquid is incorporated season the sauce to taste and let it simmer gently for 5 minutes or until thick.
Fresh Lasagne Sheets:
  1. In the center of your work surface,  place the flour in a mound and make a large well in the center of the mound.
  2. Pour in the yolks, the whole egg, milk, olive oil, and salt. With two fingers, begin swirling the ingredients together, incorporating in flour a little bit at a time, until it becomes a thick paste.
  3. Use a bench scraper to fold flour over the paste and cut into the flour
  4. Once the flour has been incorporated, knead the dough until it resembles a smooth ball.
  5. Wrap dough in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 4–5 hours so that the gluten has time to relax before rolling out the pasta.
  6. The dough can also be made a day ahead.
  7. Once you’ve made your dough, you’ll roll it out using either a rolling pin or a pasta machine, depending on the type of pasta you will make.
Parmesan Snow:
  1. Double wrap your parmesan piece in cling wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.
  2. When serving, simply use a micro plane grater to grate over your dish like snow.
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