Salmon Lasagna 

INGREDIENTS

For the Salmon

  • 2 average sized shallots
  • 2 lbs.  salmon fillet
  • 4 slices smoked salmon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili pepper
  • salt and pepper

Béchamel Sauce

  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 2 ounces plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree

Basil Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 2 ounces  pine nuts
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

Temperature: 350 ° F

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare the salmon: 

  1. Peel and finely chop the shallots. De-bone the salmon fillets and take off the skin. Cut into large cubes. Heat the olive oil in the stew pot, add the shallots, and leave to sweat for 4-5 minutes without browning. Add the salmon and stir. The fish will whiten and fall apart. 

  2. Leave to cook for 10 minutes without the lid. Season with salt and pepper, and add the ground chili pepper.Prepare the béchamel sauce:Melt the butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat, and add the flour and mix well. Add the milk slowly, stirring well. The sauce will thicken. Season with salt and pepper, and then add the saffron and tomato to puree. 
Prepare the Basil sauce:

  1. Peel the garlic, wash and dry the basil leaves. Blend together in a food processor, with the pine nuts and grated parmesan cheese. Add salt, pepper and olive oil once blended.
Prepare the dish:

  1. Pour a little béchamel sauce in the bottom of the dish, covered with a layer of pasta. Then add layer by layer: salmon, béchamel sauce, pasta. When you reach the second to last layer, add the slices of smoked salmon. Finish off with a layer of pasta, spread a little béchamel sauce over the top, and then pour over the basil sauce. 

  2. Cook for 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees. The basil will brown and form a crusty topping.

Product Used: Emile Henry Les Secrets Lasagnas Set

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