Dill-Licious Salmon and Spinach Lasagna:

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Salmon and dill, spinach and nutmeg, white wine, creme fraiche, and gooey melted mozzarella cheese combine in a warm, creamy lasagna with a special fresh twist. Perfect with a big green salad and a crisp white wine for drinking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Pour wine into a wide shallow sauce pan, add lemon, garlic and about half of the dill (whole stems will work best), and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low simmer, add salmon, and poach until cooked through, turn once if liquid does not cover fish.
  3. Set salmon aside, and allow to cool. Remove dill sprigs, lemon slices, and garlic, increase heat to high, and reduce poaching liquid to 1/2 cup.
  4. Thin creme fraiche with reduced cooking liquid to a drizzle-able sauce consistency. Stir in green onions, pimientos, nutmeg, and the other half of the dill minced fine, and salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Flake salmon into generous bite size pieces with a fork or fingers. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.
  7. Lightly oil the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Layer 1/3 each of pasta, spinach leaves, salmon, sauce, and cheeses. Finish with cheeses on top.
  8. Bake about 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly, and cheese is melted.
  9. Allow lasagna to cool slightly and set up before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

The flavours in this recipe are absolutely wonderful. I thought that the salmon might be too "wine-y", but it is great. I thought that the dish would be too dry because there isn't much sauce, but it's just right! I forgot to add the rest of the dill to the sauce, but it was still delicious. Normally with contests, I take a point off for missing something, but it was obvious that the garlic goes in when poaching the salmon and it's too good to take a point off! :) I needed to use a little bit of cheddar because I was short on mozzarella. Try this! Everybody at work wanted to, but I wouldn't share! LOL! It's really terrific. :) Best of luck in RSC #14 - it is truly amazing.

Nif August 22, 2009

Very nice lasagna recipe and an imaginative use of the contest ingredients. I didn't much care for the salmon in the finished lasagna and would have preferred a 'meatier', less intensely flavoured fish, but do realize the confines of the 5 ingredients in the contest entry. I very much look forward to trying this with some monkfish, or even shrimp. Good luck, chef.

evelyn/athens August 22, 2009