City Palate

Summer in the City Palate - July August 2017

Lobster Ravioli with Citrus Butter Sauce
Jul/Aug 2008

Filling

1 c. canned or fresh lobster meat , cut into chunks
1/2 c. ricotta
4 sprigs fresh tarragon, roughly chopped
Small handful Italian parsley, roughly chopped
Zest of one lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
12 pre-made fresh pasta sheets, cut into 3-inch squares, or use wonton wrappers

Citrus Butter Sauce
1/4 c. butter
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 T. lemon juice
3 T. rice wine vinegar
1/2 c. each cream and sour cream
Salt to taste
Grated parmesan (garnish)
Minced chives (garnish)

Filling
Combine the filling ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Lay out a sheet of fresh pasta and place a generous tablespoon of filling onto the centre. Brush the edges of the pasta with water and place another sheet of the pasta on top; press down well to seal the edges. Place the finished ravioli on a baking sheet lined with parchment until ready to cook.

Butter Sauce
Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add garlic, and cook over low heat until garlic has softened. Stir in the lemon juice, rice vinegar, cream and sour cream. Turn up the heat to medium-high and cook until the sauce begins to thicken. Finish with salt to taste.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and gently drop in the ravioli; cook until they float to the top. Spoon 2 ravioli per person into bowls, spoon citrus butter sauce overtop, and sprinkle with Parmesan and chives. Serves 6 

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