The seafood lasagna ... a lasagna is a very delicious way to have seafood!
This seafood lasagna with white sauce is always a very appreciated meal, and your guests will enjoy it for sure. You can control how much you are going to spend into this, as shrimp and scallops come in various prices and formats. For a chunkier dish, of course buy the larger scallops and shrimp...
Here is the classic meat and spinach lasagna recipe...
This is the best lasagna recipe I have come across for this
type of dish. It does require a little bit of work, but
it is well worth it!
3 lb (1.5 kg) ground beef
3 onions chopped into small bits
4 cloves garlic, will be crushed in recipe
2 (28 oz.) cans (796ml) italian type tomatoes
14 oz (400ml) tomato sauce can
2 (5.5 oz.) or (160ml) tomato paste
3 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp (15ml) fresh parsley chopped
1/2 cup (50 gm) parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten with 1/2 cup milk
500 grams ricotta or cottage cheese
600 grams of frozen spinach, thawed and well drained (important to drain well)
750 grams grated Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (50 gm) parmesan cheese for topping
20 noodles, cooked
Important: If using oven-ready lasagna noodles keep most of the tomato can liquid in the pan.
Cook the ground beef in 2 Tbsp olive oil, saute with onions and crushed garlic, under medium-high setting
cook until beef is done. Take out all fat.
Mix in drained tomatoes and blend ,
crushing tomatoes into small bits with spoon.
Stir in tomato sauce and paste, parsley, oregano, basil, salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil.
Stir occasionally to avoid sticking and simmer on low heat setting for about 45 minutes, uncovered until thick enough.
Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
Mix ricotta (or cottage cheese if you chose it) 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, oregano and chopped parsley in a bowl.
Add egg and milk mixture and stir well.
Put aside for now.
Keep around 1 cup of meat sauce for last layer topping.
- In an ungreased large enough lasagna pan, layer noodles first,
- then spread some meat sauce on the noodles,
- then sprinkle mozzarella cheese,
- one more layer of noodles,
- then lay spinach on top,
- then spread ricotta cheese mixture.
and so on, lay as many layers as desired.
The last layer has to be a layer of noodles.
Spread meat sauce that is left over this layer and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered for 45 - 60 minutes.
Remove from oven,
chill for 12 minutes or longer before serving.
Serves 10 portions of delicious meat spinach lasagna.