Seafood Lasagna via James Villas
I'm going to tackle this recipe for a holiday get together. Thought I'd share it and see if anyone else wanted to do the same.
Adapted from ''Crazy
for Casseroles,'' by James Villas
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound fresh shrimp, boiled, shelled and chopped
1/2 pound lump crabmeat
6 lasagna noodles
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 large eggs, beaten
2 cups half-and-half
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese.
1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a shallow 2-quart casserole with 1 tablespoon butter.
2. Combine shrimp and crab in a large mixing bowl, and toss well.
3. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling and cook the noodles according to the package directions, until just tender. Drain and set aside.
4. Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet, add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring until softened, about 5 minutes. Add onion mixture and lemon juice to the seafood. Season with salt and pepper and toss again.
5. Combine eggs, half-and-half, and Parmesan in another large bowl and stir until well blended. Add about two-thirds of the egg mixture to the seafood mixture and stir again to mix well.
6. Spread about a third of the seafood mixture over the bottom of the prepared casserole. Cover with 2 of the noodles, then spread another third of the mixture over the noodles, cover with 2 more noodles, and spread the remaining mixture over the top. Cover with the last 2 noodles, pour the remaining egg mixture over the noodles and sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the top. Bake on the center oven rack until bubbly and golden, about 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: 6 servings.
Note: Any poached and flaked white fish, or a mix of salmon and white fish, may be substituted for the shrimp and crabmeat.
Our seafood markets in New Orleans are packed with the best fresh fishes in the US right now. Looking forward to making this recipe.