Lobster Ravioli In A Dreamy Vodka Sauce

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Lobster ravioli bathed in a luxurious vodka sauce is a dish that screams special occasion. But what if you could enjoy this restaurant-worthy meal at home, without the hassle or hefty price tag? This recipe makes that dream a reality.

We’ll guide you through the process of making delicate lobster ravioli from scratch, but feel free to use store-bought ravioli if you’re short on time. The key lies in the creamy vodka sauce, infused with shallots, garlic, and a touch of fiery red pepper flakes.

Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Cream Sauce - Inside The Rustic Kitchen
Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Cream Sauce – Inside The Rustic Kitchen

This dish is sure to impress your guests, so gather your ingredients and get ready to create a culinary masterpiece!

Ingredients

For the Lobster Ravioli:

1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ pound lobster meat, cooked and chopped
  • ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • For the Vodka Sauce:

    2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup vodka
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

  • Instructions

    Making the Ravioli Dough:

    1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and crack the eggs and olive oil into it.
    2. Using a fork, gently whisk the eggs and oil together, slowly incorporating the flour from the sides until a shaggy dough forms.
    3. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.

    Preparing the Lobster Filling:

    1. While the dough rests, combine the cooked lobster meat, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

    Assembling the Ravioli:

    1. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin. Divide the dough in half and roll each half into a thin sheet, about 1/16-inch thick.
    2. Using a ravioli cutter or a sharp knife, cut the dough into squares. Place a spoonful of the lobster filling in the center of each square.
    3. Brush the edges of the dough with water and fold over to form triangles, pressing the edges to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges closed.
    4. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Place the finished ravioli on a lightly floured baking sheet or tray.

    Making the Vodka Sauce:

    1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
    2. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, and cook for another minute, stirring constantly. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
    3. Increase the heat slightly and pour in the vodka. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Let the vodka simmer for 1-2 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook off.
    4. Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Cooking the Ravioli:

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully drop the ravioli into the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
    2. Using a slotted spoon, remove the ravioli from the water and transfer them directly to the vodka sauce.
    3. Toss the ravioli gently to coat them in the sauce.

    Nutrition Facts

    (Please note that this is an approximate nutritional value based on the ingredients used. Actual values may vary.)

    Serving size: 1 portion (about 6 ravioli)

  • Calories: 600
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 250mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 30g

  • Conclusion

    This homemade lobster ravioli with vodka sauce is a decadent and delicious dish that’s surprisingly easy to make. With perfectly cooked lobster filling encased in delicate pasta and bathed in a creamy vodka sauce, it’s sure to become a new favorite. So ditch the expensive restaurant and create a memorable meal at home!