Seafood Lasagne is all about pasta and seafood.
The word lasagne means both a type of noodle and a dish made with that noodle. Lasagne noodles are known as “lasagne”.
Lasagne are long, flat, broad noodles which are ideally suited to layering in a baking dish to make a sort of noodle pie with an assortment of ingredients which may include meats, cheeses, seafood and tomato sauce.
Most Super Markets around the world carry lasagne noodles, often in an assortment of flavours including spinach, whole wheat, and plain, and making the baked noodle dish which calls for these noodles is quite easy.
The history of the name of these noodles is actually quite interesting. “Lasagne” is derived from the Greek lasanon, which means “chamber pot.”
The Romans borrowed the word to refer to cooking pots of a similar shape, and eventually the word came to be used to refer to the noodles which were traditionally layered in a lasanum, a Roman lasagne dish.
Many people are unaware of the humble origins of the name for this popular Italian food, which means that you can trot it out at your next dinner party and look impressive.
In Italy, lasagne is totally flat, while American lasagne tends to be ruffled along the edges to help trap sauces.
The best noodles are made from Durum wheat; particularly hard wheat which stands up to extended cooking, remaining chewy and resilient even after boiling and baking.
Some cooks prefer to use special no-boil lasagne noodles, which are layered into a lasagne pan without being precooked.
The moisture in the seafood lasagne and the heat of the oven cook these noodles so that they are finished along with the rest of the lasagne.
There are numerous seafood lasagne recipes used throughout the world, since this Italian dish has caught on in many nations.
All of these recipes involve alternating layers of lasagne with various sauces, cheeses, and other ingredients.
Many cooks develop their own lasagne specialties, and this dish often appears at potlucks and big family dinners since it is easy to make for a crowd...
...and Seafood Lasagne is also best served with a light white wine - as usual...
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