what you need:
makes enough for 2 people
1/2 pound salmon, preferably sustainably farmed
1 leek chopped
1 cup of chopped asparagus
3/4 cup mascarpone
1 cup of spinach
about 6 whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper
what to do:
preheat oven to 400F.
Cook lasagna noodles. Chop leek & asparagus into bite size pieces.
Heat non stick pan with 2 tablespoons of oil. Cook chopped leak & asparagus. After about 4 minutes, add salmon & 1/4 cup of water. Cover and simmer until salmon is just cooked all the way through (about 5-7 minutes).
Remove from heat & cut salmon into bite size pieces & combine with vegetables .
Mix mascarpone, egg, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese & 2 table spoons of lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper.
*I didn't have a bread baking tin which is perfect for two person lasagna so, I made one with tin foil in a brownie tin.
Start layering, lasagna noodles, salmon & vegetable mixture, half the cheese mixture, spinach leaves & a sprinkle of parmesan. Repeat once more & you're in business.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes to make sure the lasagna warms all the way through & the cheese is melted.
Ahhh lasagna, one of the best comfort foods to soothe the soul. This salmon lasagna is a twist on the tradition with amazing richness, complimented with the brightness of lemon. This unique twist to lasagna is absolutely delicious, that when you take a bite, you'll feel like a five star chef without all the fuss.
Not only will your taste buds be thanking you, but your body will as well. Salmon provides you those good fats, omega 3 fatty acids, which lower your risk of heart disease. Also, high in protein, salmon is a great alternative to the red meat usually included in your traditional lasagna. Asparagus is high in fiber, vitamins c, a, & k. Those delicious leeks, are full of vitamin k which helps blood, bone and other tissue health. So while you bite into that deliciously made lasagna, you're actually making an investment in your body's health. You rock.
I enjoyed a Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 while cooking and with this lasagna. Affordable and a lemony zing in the middle it's a perfect compliment to this beautiful dish.
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