Dad Recipes are a series of features about easy, tasty meals that can be made by people as simple as a Dad. Meals like this Seafood Lasagna.
This one is a cracker. As with all Dad Recipes, you can swap out ingredients to suit your tastes. I’m not going to jump down your throat like those Spanish folk who took offence to Jamie Oliver’s Paella recipe!
What you’ll need
Oyster Mushrooms, sliced 70g
Three thinly sliced scallops
Cod, sliced to bits 150g
Garlic clove, sliced x 3
Oil – preferably olive or rapeseed
Raw King Prawns 150g
Fish Stock 200ml
Pasta Sheets (I used home made but fresh will do.)
White wine and salad (for serving)
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Preheat the oven to 180C/365F/Gas 4
1. Chop ‘n’ slice all the stuff that needs to be chopped ‘n’ sliced.
2. Shred the stuff that needs to be shredded.
3. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the oyster mushrooms & garlic and gently sizzle them for two minutes.
4. Add the scallops, king prawns and cod and cook until the prawns turn pink.
5. Add the fish stock. Gently bubble for a couple of minutes. And a little salt and pepper if required.
6. Optional step – lasagna sheets. You can buy your own – dried of fresh. I’d recommend laying dried lasagna sheets in a dish with freshly boiled water over it for five minutes before you use them but watch out – they get very sticky!
I got a pasta maker for my birthday so I made my own pasta sheets. Really easy to do and it tastes wonderful!
7. Layer the lasagna. Seafood mix, then a big handful of the mozarella, then a layer of pasta. Three layers of all of them should suffice. Put more mozarella on the top and a little grated cheddar for colour.
8. Cook for 35 – 40 minutes. Basically, until the fish is cooked and the topping is golden-brown.
9. Serve with white wine and salad. Take the compliments with a big grin on your face.
I know, I know. I said at the beginning of the #DadRecipes that every meal would be cooked while drinking a beer. This is the exception. Have a glass of white wine while you’re stirring away. Much more appropriate for the seafood.