Today has been a busy day. In fact, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down all day. Tomorrow looks like it’s going to be a busy day as well, but I don’t mind…things are getting done. 🙂
Today I decided to try a recipe I’ve never tried before: seafood lasagna. My husband loves seafood, so I thought this would be a pleasant change of pace from the usual sort of lasagna (not that I mind the usual lasagna).
You will need:
15 oz. ricotta cheese
8 oz cottage cheese
2 egg yolks
8 oz mozzarella cheese shreds
2 8 oz jars of pesto
1 onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium zucchini
1 lb of whiting fillets (or other sort of white fish), chopped and flaked
12 oz cooked, peeled shrimp, with tails removed
16 oz box lasagna noodles (though it is doubtful you will need them all)
Boil your lasagna according to the directions on the box. While you are waiting you can chop the zucchini, onions and fish. When you chop the fish, flake it with a fork (I also removed the skin). I also pressed paper towels onto the shrimp and fish to absorb any excess liquid.
Put the ricotta cheese, cottage cheese and pesto together in a bowl…drain off excess liquid.
Lightly sauté onions and garlic together in a little oil
Add in zucchini slices and sauté them as well. Drain off excess liquid.
Spread a thin layer of the cheese and pesto mix into the bottom of your casserole dish.
Place your noodles over the cheese mixture on the bottom
Add another thicker layer of the cheese mixture over top of the noodles
Next put a layer of zucchini and onions
And finally cheese. Repeat this process for as many layers as you want.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 – 40 minutes. Be careful of the top…hehe. As you can see, mine is a bit more ‘golden’ than I would’ve liked. Oh well, tastes fine!
That is a great twist on lasagna. Most of the seafood lasagnas I’ve tried have had a plain cream sauce. The pesto is a great idea!
Thanks Marie! It was a great change of pace from the usual…I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Pesto and seafood are some of our favorites, this looks amazing!
Thank you! 🙂
I love seafood… this is great I bet… gonna have to try this as well.. =)
I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
I used to eat something like that years ago at a restaurant in Houston. I miss it so much…it’s so good. Thanks for sharing this with our All Star Block Party. Now I have the recipe 🙂 Great pics too!
Thanks Shasta! I hope you enjoy it! I’m glad to have the chance to participate…thanks again! 🙂
What an awesome summer time lasagna. Please share this on my foodie friday party today and I will pin it too.
Thanks! I will come and check it out! 🙂
Now that’s something I want to try! Thanks for linking up!
Thanks Holly! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Congrats you are being featured on foodie friday today. Drop by our site and pick up your featured button.
Thanks! I’m so honored to be featured! 🙂
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!
Thanks Nancy! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂