Emeril's Fresh Crabmeat, Lobster and Potato Lasagna

Emeril Lagasse's Crab Lobster Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Emeril Lagasse's unique take on a classic Italian dish.


  • Bechamel
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, cleaned, stemmed and chiffonade
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
  • Filling
  • 6 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • Lasagna
  • 2 1/2 pounds Idaho potatoes, sliced long 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for cartilage
  • 1 pound cooked lobster tail meat, diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons truffle oil (optional)
  • Cooking Directions


    In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour, stirring constantly until smooth, about 2 minutes.

    Slowly whisk the milk into the flour, stirring vigorously to blend together.

    Set over high heat and quickly bring to a boil for 1 minute stirring.

    Allow to cook another 5 minutes, or until floury taste is gone.

    Remove from the heat and add salt, nutmeg and grated Parmigiano.


    In a mixing bowl, combine the Parmigiano-Reggiano, ricotta, egg and mozzarella.

    Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

    Lay the potato slices on sheet pans and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon white pepper.

    Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, wrap the sheet pans with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes.

    Remove from the oven, let cool and increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

    Grease an 8 X 8 X 2 inch pan with butter.

    To assemble, spread 1 cup of the béchamel over the bottom of the pan.

    Season the crabmeat and lobster with salt, white pepper and truffle oil.

    Sprinkle 1/4 of the seafood over the sauce.

    Lay 1/4 of the potato slices overtop the seafood, and cover with ¼ of the cheese filling.

    Repeat the layering process until all the ingredients are used and you end with a layer of béchamel sauce.

    Place in the oven and bake until bubbly and golden, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, © 2000.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: crabmeat, lobster, potatoes, truffle oil, spinach

    Course: Casserole, Dinner, Main Course, Pasta, Vegetable

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