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Salmon lasagna

Finally a homemade lasagna recipe for seafood lovers! This wild salmon lasagna is rich, delicious and totally crowd-pleasing.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Salmon Lasagna
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

For the Béchamel sauce

  • 75 g | 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 70 g | 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 960 ml | 4 cups semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 lemon zest only
  • 1 tbsp Dijon or English mustard or more, to taste
  • 1 tbsp dill chopped
  • 75 g | 3/4 cup grated Parmesan divided
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • freshly ground black pepper a few turns of the mill
  • salt to taste

Spinach and leek filling

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 leeks white parts only finely chopped
  • 250 g | 9 oz baby spinach sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp salt

To assemble the salmon lasagna

  • 600 g | 21 oz tinned wild red salmon drained and picked of bones
  • 9-12 ready to use lasagna sheets or more, as needed
  • 115 g | 1 cup shredded mozzarella

Instructions

Prepare the leek and spinach filling

  • Heat the butter in a large  pan and cook the leek for 5-10 minutes, stirring, over low heat until softened. 
  • Gradually add the shredded spinach and salt, stirring until it wilts. 
  • Transfer the filling into a fine sieve set over a bowl to allow any moisture from the spinach to drain.

Make the Béchamel sauce

  •  Melt the butter in a large saucepan until it is foaming. 
  • Whisk in the flour to make the roux and cook for two minutes so that the flour looses some of its raw floury flavour – don’t let it brown.
  • Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly, until it is incorporated into the sauce. 
  • Bring the sauce to a low simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until it thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. 
  • Stir in the mustard, dill, lemon zest, freshly grated nutmeg and half of the grated Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Assemble the lasagna

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Add a little of the sauce to an ovenproof dish measuring at least 30x19cm (10 cup capacity). Line the dish with lasagna sheets and another layer of the sauce.
  • Spread the salmon over the sauce and top with half of the shredded mozzarella. 
  • Add a little more sauce – it acts as the cement of your lasagna! – and then top with more pasta sheets.
  • Spread the leek and spinach filling over them and add the remaining shredded mozzarella.
  • Top with the final layer of lasagna sheets and top with the remaining Béchamel. Sprinkle with rest of the Parmesan.
  • Place on a heavy baking tray (in case of spills) and bake for 25 minutes. If you wish to give the top a deep golden colour then finish off with 5 minutes under the grill but keep a watchful eye as it can quickly go from golden to burned!
  • Leave the lasagna to cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve with a mixed green salad or steamed vegetables.

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Notes

You can freeze the lasagna in its dish (provided it is freezer proof). Cool completely and freeze for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat in a 180°C (350°F) oven, covered, for 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 653mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2355IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 1.6mg