I had a basic pasta bake recipe that was a regular family dish. I decided to see where I could take it and experimented with other ingredients. This is what I came up with and I got 11 out of 10 from the whole family.
I keep carrot puree in the freezer to thicken sauces and to add vegie content to dishes. If you don't have carrot puree, you could use 2 grated carrots instead. To make this a vegetarian dish simply leave out the salmon and anchovies and add in mushrooms for protein.
Any leftovers are great in the school lunchboxes, as this tastes great cold as well.
If you like to spice things up a little, simply add in some chilli sauce to the mix.
I didn't have any anchovies and so used a preserved lemon, including the flesh, instead of fresh lemon thinking it would give it a salty taste. It was really nice. I look forward to trying it with the anchovies as well. Great recipe! - 29 Oct 2013
Great family dish, the lemon zest adds a real zing, but it's still good if you don't have any, just some lemon squeeze will do. - 14 Mar 2012