William Lopata ,Chef de Cuisine,
The Lakeview Inn, 107 North Shore Road, New Preston, CT 06777

"The turkey, the most important item of the day, is really handled the least. We buy the turkeys, as well as our chickens, Muscovy ducks and quail, from Stone Church Farm located in the Hudson Valley. Robert at Stone Church raises all of his birds naturally and they are killed to order. The turkeys that I prefer average at about 18 lbs. I believe that this size turkey offers a good flavor and the size of the breast meat gives a good yield."
Crisp Potato Lasagna with Sautéed Shrimp and Wild Mushrooms
Serves 4
  • 2 Idaho potatoes, peeled and julienned, do not wash off the starch
  • 16 Small shrimp, cleaned, split in half lengthways
  • 8oz. Assorted mushrooms
  • 3ea. Garlic cloves
  • 3ea. Shallots, peeled
  • 3oz. Oil, for sautéing
  • 4oz. Olive oil
  • 2oz. Reduced chicken stock
  • 2T Sherry vinegar
  • 1 t. Fresh sage, thyme, oregano and chives
  • Salt and Pepper

For the Sherry Vinaigrette:
Pan roast garlic and shallots over medium heat until caramelized and tender. In a blender puree garlic and shallots with chicken stock and sherry vinegar. While blender is on low, slowly add olive oil to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper. Add in thyme, oregano and chives. Set aside.

For the Potato Lasagna:
Over moderate heat, use 2T oil for sautéing. Make 12 potato cakes 3" in diameter and 1/8" thick. Sauté till crisp on both sides, season with salt and pepper. Remove and drain on paper towel, set in warm area.

For filling:
Heat 2T oil on high heat. Sauté mushrooms. Season and remove from pan. Add 2T more oil and over high heat sauté shrimp. Season. Add back mushrooms, season and add sage. Remove from heat and add in 2oz of the Sherry Vinaigrette.
Alternate 3 layers of potatoes with 2 layers of filling in center and drizzle additional vinaigrette around plate.

Wine Suggestion:
The following are wines chosen by our General Manager, Wyman Philbrook, The Lakeview Inn. We are featuring these, among others, on Thanksgiving:
-Sonoma-Cutrer, Chardonnay
-Joseph Phelps, Grenache Rosé compliments the turkey and cranberry.
-He also suggests a white Zinfandel

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