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Tuesday, February 16, 2010


What is not to love about a lasagna brimming with layers of shrimp and crabmeat in a Chablis cream sauce?. I can't think of anything....

6 cups water
2 lbs. of unpeeled medium-size fresh shrimp
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 cup chopped sweet onion
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups small-curd cottage cheese
1 large egg, beaten
2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2/3 cup Chablis or other dry white wine
1 6oz. can crabmeat, drained and flaked
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Bring water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook about 3 minutes, until just done. Rinse under cold running water. Chill, then peel and devein shrimp. Coarsely chop; set aside. Cook lasagna noodles; drain well, and set side.

Saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until tender. Add cream cheese; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir in cottage cheese and nest 4 ingredients; remove from heat, and set aside.

Melt the 1/2 stick of butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in reserved shrimp, wine, and crabmeat.

Layer half of reserved noodles in a greased 9X13 baking dish. Spread half of reserved cream cheese mixture over noodles. Spread half of shrimp mixture over cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers with remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture, and shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarrella cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley.
Serves 8 to 10

"Most of the Earth's surface is covered by water."
Garfield: "Who cares? How much of it is covered by lasagna?"~from the movie 'Airplane'

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