Tested till perfect Lobster and Potato Ravioli with Tomato Saffron Sauce

Lobster and Potato Ravioli with Tomato Saffron Sauce

Making the ravioli is simplified with purchased Asian dumpling wrappers, but you can opt to make your own pasta dough. You can substitute cooked shrimp for the lobster.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2003

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  • Portion size 8


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupchopped peeled potatopotatoes
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchicken stock
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 2 sprigs 2sprigsfresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs 2sprigsfresh thyme, (or 1/2 tsp/2 mL dried)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 8 oz 8ozchopped cooked lobster meat
  • 32 32Asian dumpling wrapperAsian dumpling wrappers
  • 1 1eggeggs, beaten
  • 1 bunch 1bunchwatercress, coarse stems removed

Tomato Saffron Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupminced seeded peeled tomatotomatoes
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdry white wine
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupminced shallotshallots
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchsalt
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupclam juice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsaffron threads
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh basil
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In small saucepan, combine potatoes, stock, oil, lemon juice, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper; bring to simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until potatoes are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to bowl along with cooking liquid; let cool. Discard parsley and thyme. Mix in lobster.

On work surface, moisten edge of 1 dumpling wrapper with some of the egg. Place heaping tablespoonful (15 mL) lobster mixture on centre of wrapper and cover with second wrapper. Pinch edges together to seal, pressing gently to eliminate air pockets. Prick edges with tines of fork. Repeat to make 15 more ravioli. (Make-ahead: Place on floured baking sheet and cover with towel, then plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

Tomato Saffron Sauce: In small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring tomatoes, wine, shallots and salt to boil; boil until liquid is reduced to 1 tbsp (15 mL), about 8 minutes. Add clam juice; cook until liquid is reduced by half, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat; crumble saffron into sauce. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.)

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook ravioli until wrappers are tender, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring sauce to simmer; remove from heat and stir in butter until melted. Stir in basil. Divide watercress among 8 plates. With slotted spoon, place 2 ravioli on each; spoon sauce over ravioli.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 235 pro 11g total fat 11g sat. fat 4g
carb 23g fibre 1g chol 63mg sodium 581mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 11 vit A 15 vit C 15
folate 18
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