Lobster and Crab Ravioli Recipe
Valentine's Day Recipes from Razzle Dazzle Recipes
Lobster and Crab Ravioli
2 (1 1/4 pound) lobsters (live)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
1 cup chopped fennel bulb
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Madeira
4 teaspoons tomato paste
3 cups chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup lentils
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced
6 ounces crabmeat
6 lasagne noodles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
For Sauce: Boil lobsters in pot of boiling water 8 minutes.
Transfer to bowl of ice water; cool. Drain. Working over large bowl
to collect juices, remove claws and tails. Using knife, cut tails
into 2-inch-wide pieces. Remove meat. Crack claws; remove meat. Cut
bodies in half. Transfer shells and bodies to bowl with juices.
Slice meat; place in small bowl. Chill.
Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots,
fennel and garlic; saute 8 minutes. Add Madeira and tomato paste;
bring to boil. Add stock, lobster shells and any juices; bring to
boil. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 30
Strain liquid into saucepan, pressing on shells. Mix butter and
flour in bowl. Add to liquid. Bring to boil, whisking often. Add
cream; simmer until reduced to sauce consistency, about 8 minutes.
For filling: Cook lentils in medium saucepan of simmering water
until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in large skillet
over medium heat. Add leeks; saute until tender, about 15 minutes.
Add lentils, lobster meat, crabmeat and 1/2 cup lobster sauce.
Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender.
Drain. Cut each noodle crosswise into 4 pieces. Divide half of pasta
among 6 shallow bowls. Rewarm filling, mix in cilantro and spoon
over pasta. Top with remaining pasta. Bring sauce to simmer. Spoon