Lobster Lasagna with Poppy Seeds and Mascarpone

This is the Lobster Lasagna with Poppy Seeds and Mascarpone recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 50 min - 1 h
Yields 4 servings
lobster lasagna with poppy seeds and mascarpone

Ingredients

  • 4 lobsters 1 lb to 1 1/4 lb (450 g to 600 g) each
  • 8 oz (250 g) spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 sheets of green spinach lasagna
  • Mushroom duxelles
  • 8 oz (250 g) mushrooms chopped
  • 1 oz (30 g) shallots chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sauce
  • Lobster carcasses
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 leek
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) brandy
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35 % cream
  • 3 oz (100 g) Canadian Mascarpone cheese or Canadian cream cheese
  • A pinch of anis seed
  • A pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish
  • Lobster claws
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) poppy seeds
  • Dill sprigs

Preparation

Cook lobsters in salted boiling water 15 to 20 minutes. Cool and shell. Cut tails into chunks and keep meat warm. Cook lasagna in boiling water for 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For the duxelle, sauté shallots in butter for 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and sauté for 7 to 8 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm.

To make sauce, wash carrot, leek, celery and tomato and chop into pieces. Over a high heat, sauté lobster carcasses and vegetables in olive oil for 4 to 5 minutes. Flambé with brandy. Add cream, aniseed, cayenne and salt.

Simmer for about 15 minutes, then pass through a fine meshed sieve. Add cheese and check seasoning.

Wash spinach and remove stems. Sauté in a non-stick frying pan and season. Arrange 1 lasagna sheet on each plate. Spread spinach, then lobster meat over pasta. Cover with duxelle, then with another lasagna sheet. Pour sauce around lasagna and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Garnish with dill and a lobster claw.

Jean Soulard, Executive Chef, Le Château Frontenac

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