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salmon and red pepper cannelloni.

having not long ago made a salmon and spinach lasagne and always wanting to try out a cannelloni, i had a brainwave about using lasagne sheets to create the signature pasta rolls. this one is made of red pepper and tomato sauce with grilled salmon but i'm sure lots of combinations would be nice; perhaps lamb and aubergine, chicken and bacon or a combination of cheeses.

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serves four
♥ two salmon fillets
♥ one red pepper 
♥ four fresh lasagne sheets
♥ 300g of your favourite, or homemade pasta sauce
♥ 300g white sauce
♥ one white onion
♥ cheese for topping
♥ salt and pepper to season

begin by softened the chopped onions whilst you grill the salmon. preheat your oven to around 200 degrees.

as the salmon cooks, use the edge of a wooden spatula to break it up into rough chunks, i just found it cooked quicker without drying out :) this is also a good time to spot any bones and discard them as you might forget about checking for any later. 

then, pour in the tomato sauce and peppers and simmer for around 5-10 minutes.

boil a kettle and pour the water into a large bowl big enough for a lasagne sheet and have your baking dish at the ready! 

then lay the sheet in the boiling water for one minute to soften, place in the dish and lay a quarter of the salmon and pepper mix along it. if you use dry lasagne sheets you will need to boil them as instructed on the packet. fold the sheets into a long parcel like so...

repeat until you have filled your dish...

lastly, pour over the white sauce and top with salt, black pepper and my choice of grated parmesan cheese.

then bake for around 30 minutes or until golden to your liking. if it starts to cook too quickly on top just place foil on top until the last 5 minutes.

serve up with a little more cheese. you can never have too much cheese...

what do you think? if you love pasta too you might enjoy a few of my homemade pasta recipes. or if you have any too, please do share :)

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