"A good meal is like a present, and it can feel goofy, at best, to give yourself a present. On the other hand, there is something life affirming in taking the trouble to feed yourself well, or even decently. Cooking for yourself allows you to be strange or decadent or both. The chances of you liking what you made are high, but if it winds up being disgusting, you can always throw it away and order a pizza; no one will ever know." (Jenni Ferrari-Adler)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Salmon and Spinach Lasagna


Ingredients
(serves 6)
1lb (450grs) Salmon
10oz (300grs) of ricotta Cheese
1/2 package of spinach
1 leek (finely sliced)
1 onion
1 garlic clove
2oz (80gr) olive oil
salt & pepper
2Tbs Capers

16oz (500ml) Bechamel Sauce
Shredded Fresh Mozzarella

9 Lasagna Sheets

Preparation
(4 part process )

1. Cook lasagna sheets
I am still to try making my  own homemade pasta but for now I used the usual dried past sheets from Trader Joe's

Boil lasagna sheets as per instructions (this will vary depending on the kid of sheets you are using, for fresh sheets cooking time should be about 4 min, dry takes about 6-8min). Make sure to add salt and butter to the water.  Do not cook more than 3-4 sheets at a time or they'll stick to each other. when ready remove sheets from water and allow them to dry laying flat  side  by side (so they don't stick)

2. Prepare bechamel sauce  
 If you use store bought sauce you can skip this step, or for directions click HERE

3.Salmon and spinach layer

Thermomix
Place in TM cup garlic, onion (in quarters) and olive oil, program 15sec/vel4.
Add leek and program 3min/100/vel1
Cut salmon in 2inch cubes, add to cup, add salt and pepper and program 5min/100/vel1
Meanwhile in a skillet saute spinach in olive oil and garlic.
Add spinach and ricotta cheese to TM cup and program 3min/100/vel1
Add capers and mix (15sec/Spoon/Reverse)

Traditional
Oven bake salmon for a few minutes.  With a fork flake fish into smaller pieces.
In a pan, saute chopped onion, sliced leek and garlic in olive oil till golden. Then add salmon already flaked and allow it to cook for another couple min. 
Meanwhile in a skillet saute spinach in olive oil and garlic.
Incorporate spinach and ricotta cheese into salmon mix. Cook it until ricotta cheese melts.
Add capers and mix

4. Assembly

Assemble the lasagne in layers on pasta, salmon and bechamel repeatedly until finished. Finally add one layer of mozzarella on top. Oven bake 350F oven until cheese melts.

Recipe was adapted from Semente de Sesamo's Blog

2 comments:

  1. This looks amazingly good! I was wondering for the bechamel sauce, can you do it with rice milk?

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  2. Rice milk....hum that is a good question. let me check on that for you :)

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