Seafood Lasagna




I usually serve it on my wife birthday. It's loaded with scallops, shrimp and crab in a creamy sauce. I consider this the "crown jewel" in my repertoire of recipes.

Seafood Lasagna


Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients:
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 1 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Directions:
  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil and 2 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in broth and clam juice; bring to a boil. Add scallops, shrimp, crab and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are firm and opaque, stirring gently. Drain, reserving cooking liquid; set seafood mixture aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the remaining butter; stir in flour until smooth. Combine milk and reserved cooking liquid; gradually add to the saucepan. Add salt and remaining pepper. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in cream and 1/4 cup cheese. Stir 3/4 cup white sauce into the seafood mixture.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread 1/2 cup white sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with three noodles; spread with half of the seafood mixture and 1-1/4 cups sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, sauce and cheese.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

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