Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Seafood Tortilla Lasagna

I got this recipe from another food blog,

These are the things I did different. I used cooked frozen shrimp to save time and hassle. They did get a little tough, so next time I will use uncooked like the recipe says :) I also forgot the cayenne pepper, but it was still good! I also used a little more cheese, just like always! The recipe that follows is copied straight from the other blog, so the things she has in parenthesis are her changes/comments. This was something that was different and good!! My fiance liked it too!

Seafood Tortilla Lasagna:
(Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine) and copied from
1 (20-24 oz.) jar picante sauce
1 lb. uncooked small/medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, (thawed & drained)
4-6 cloves garlic, minced (I used jarred)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste, I used homegrown red pepper flakes)
1 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
18 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 1/2 lbs imitation crabmeat, flaked
1 regular sized bag shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 375°.In a skillet, cook shrimp, garlic, and cayenne in oil until shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes. (I cut my shrimp into thirds because I don't like "chunks" in my lasagna.) Remove shrimp and liquid* and set aside in another dish. In the same skillet, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in heavy cream and picante sauce; heat through.
Spread a thin layer of sauce in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. (I did not grease mine and nothing stuck.) Layer with 6 tortillas, 1/2 of the shrimp, crab and sauce, and ~ half of the cheese. Layer 6 more tortillas, the remaining shrimp, crab, and sauce, reserving ~ 1/2c cheese. Layer 6 more tortillas and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake, covered for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting (it makes a world of difference if you let it settle/cool).


Ms.DaFarm said...

Oh cool! I'm so glad you liked it! I'm so far behind posting/reading lately. And you're right on the cheese...more cheese is always good!

Robert said...

Got shrimps at Pathmark in just $13 through coupon.

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