Salmon Lasagna for a Special Family Meal
Last Mother’s Day, I invited my family to my home for lunch. I planned to make roasted baby back ribs, one of my mother’s favorite dishes, along with cole slaw, and baked beans. Unfortunately, my father became hospitalized so we postponed our family lunch.
A Daughter’s Visit
Planning the Meal
Recently my daughter came to Los Angeles to visit my family and me for a month. I therefore rescheduled our special family meal for her last Sunday here. Since my daughter is also a food blogger, writing at Eat with Josyy, it was an opportunity for us to prepare a dish together. We chose to make Salmon Lasagna, a dish we had previously made for other occasions.
Salmon is one of the few main ingredients that my entire family enjoys. With everyone’s special dietary needs these days, it’s hard to find a dish that will satisfy everyone.
The week before our lunch, my father suddenly passed away. So this Sunday lunch took on new meaning for our family as we came together before my daughter returned to Belgium.
Serving the Meal
Like most family meals, it takes more time to prepare the food than to eat it. Fortunately, Salmon Lasagna does not take very much time or effort. It’s ideal for a Sunday lunch when you want to sleep in beforehand.
Salmon Lasagna is a one-dish meal, another advantage for choosing it for a Sunday lunch or even a supper after work.
For appetizers, we ate chopped vegetables with hummus and tzatziki prepared by my sister-in-law. Then we sat down at the table for the Salmon Lasagna.
Everyone loved the Salmon Lasagna and kept commenting how different it was from other lasagnas. It’s surprising that a dish so simple can wow my entire family. Believe me they would not spare me the criticism if they did not enjoy the dish.
To end the meal, we delighted ourselves with pastries and cookies from Viktor Benes Bakery.
After the meal I was so happy with my choice of Salmon Lasagna for the main course. It helped make a special occasion stress-free. I could enjoy the meal with everyone without having to worry about preparing the next course.
Try making Salmon Lasagna for a memorable meal. You will not regret it. If you are not convinced, try the Crusted Salmon instead. Both salmon dishes are quick and easy to make and will spellbind your guests.
A Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Version
During autumn try adding some butternut squash or pumpkin puree in your filling. It will not affect the flavor at all of your Salmon Lasagna, yet will help reduce the amount of milk or cheese you need in your filling. Adding some butternut or pumpkin puree will also enhance the nutritional value of this delicious dish.
All you need to do is replace one-third to one-half of the ricotta cheese with the same weight of butternut squash or pumpkin puree.