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Creamy, gorgeous lobster ravioli sauce is simply delectable and incredibly easy to make. This tasty sauce enriched with garlic butter is ready in less than 10 minutes, you’ll become addicted to its deliciousness and efficiency, and I guarantee you won’t find yourself serving your ravioli any other way.
This recipe is fairly simple, made with common ingredients you’ll find in your refrigerator, so you won’t need to run out to buy anything! Without further ado, let’s transform most of the contents of your fridge, into a delightful seafood dinner, with the best lobster ravioli sauce recipe you’ll ever get your hands on!
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What is Lobster Ravioli?
If you’re a fan of stuffed pasta like ravioli or tortellini, then let this recipe beckon you. This seriously delicious pasta dish is much more flavourful than regular pasta, thanks to the ravioli filled with chunks of seasoned lobster meat. Slathered in a cream sauce, these lobster ravioli will surely make a simple yet elegant dinner that’ll definitely impress your guests.
What You’ll Need for Lobster Ravioli Sauce?
Generally, alfredo sauce pairs perfectly with lobster ravioli, but you can try to dollop your ravioli with a creamy garlic butter sauce depending on your preference. To make this delicious white sauce, you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1 large shallot (minced)
- 2 large cloves of garlic minced
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Sea salt 1/8 tsp
- 1/4 cup hot pasta water
- Flat leaf parsley
- Lemon wedges
How to Make Lobster Ravioli Sauce?
Those of you craving that incredibly flavourful sauce to slather atop your ravioli, try these step-by-step instructions, guaranteed for utter perfection. Begin by cooking your ravioli in a large saucepan of salted water. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes while you work on the sauce.
- Boil a large pot of salted water to cook your ravioli in
- Plop some butter in a medium saucepan and allow it to melt over medium heat. Once the butter begins to brown, add your shallots, and sauté for around 2 minutes or until they’re translucent. It’s best to use a large saucepan because you’ll acquire a large surface area to sauté the shallot and garlic.
- Add minced garlic and pepper, then sauté for another minute; careful not to burn the garlic, as this will spoil the entire mix
- Your pot of water should be boiling by this part, so it’s time to cook the ravioli in your large pot of boiling salted water over medium-high heat.
- Pour in some heavy cream, adding salt and bringing it to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low heat
- Allow this to simmer for 2 minutes, then add 1/4 cup of hot pasta water, stirring well. Add a little more pasta water if required to achieve the desired consistency, then simmer for another minute and turn off the heat.
- Place your cooked lobster ravioli in a deep pasta bowl, scooping some creamy tomato sauce to dollop on top, then garnish with chopped fresh parsley
- Serve with lemon wedges, or squeeze a little lemon juice over your plate of lobster ravioli
Homemade Lobster Ravioli
If you prefer homemade foods, you’re probably even more satisfied with the taste of homemade pasta as opposed to store-bought ones. Apart from the flavor, homemade lobster ravioli imparts a slightly different texture. It cooks faster and absorbs the flavors well, allowing you to feel and taste the chunks of lobster meat with every bite.
The only disadvantage, though, is that it does take quite some time to make homemade ravioli. Even if you use a ravioli maker, it will take an hour from beginning to end, including the making of the sauce. The easiest solution is to try and buy some frozen ravioli from a freezer aisle in any large supermarket.
Where to Buy Lobster Ravioli?
Since lobster ravioli has grown in popularity, you can find it in most large supermarkets. if you’re looking for fresh ravioli, then you may have to search for it in the fresh produce section of the supermarket. But if you’re opting for frozen, then go ahead and explore the frozen seafood or frozen pasta section. You can try Trader Joe’s lobster ravioli, whole foods, or Costco lobster ravioli.
Other Sauce Options for Lobster Ravioli
Looking for the perfect sauce that’ll tickle your taste buds, then try these incredible alternatives.
- Lemon Cream Sauce
- Pink Sauce
- Vodka Sauce
- Saffron Cream Sauce
- Brown Butter Sauce
- Garlic Butter Sauce
- Butter and Cheese
- Marinara Sauce
Lemon Cream Sauce
A creamy sauce packed with a zesty pinch. Simply add your fresh lemon juice along with some lemon zest or lemon oil for a brilliant lemony flavor.
Another fun sauce to go for is this pink sauce, made with simple ingredients that make your plate look especially wonderful. Simply add some tomato paste to the recipe straight after cooking your garlic. Cook the paste for a minute, stirring continuously before adding in some heavy cream.
A heavily tomatoey flavored sauce that may be perfect with your lobster ravioli, whilst others may argue that the flavors are quite overpowering and a tad too tangy!
Saffron Cream Sauce
Simply add a smidge of saffron threads to your cream sauce once you’re ready to add your heavy cream. For incredible flavors, grind your saffron with a pestle and mortar prior to adding it to your pot of creaminess.
Brown Butter Sauce
If you don’t wish to tire yourself with the process of making a cream sauce at all, then try your lobster ravioli in a simple brown butter sauce. Make it in a large saucepan, and simply drop your cooked ravioli in once they’re done.
Garlic Butter Sauce
Melt butter in a large skillet, and sauté some minced garlic. This will make an incredible sauce to go with your lobster ravioli.
Butter and Cheese
How about something simpler? Try topping your piping hot ravioli with some melted butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Such an incredibly easy and quite delicious for a special evening meal!
Refrain from using marinara sauce, as this suits more meaty, tomatoey pasta dishes than creamy ones like lobster ravioli.
Homemade or Store-bought Lobster Ravioli
When working on a lobster ravioli that is perfect for both homemade or store-bought ravioli, then always begin by boiling them and making the creamy sauce. For homemade lobster ravioli, you can use lobster tails and claws or just the claw meat if you prefer a more economical meal. You can purchase claw meat pre-cooked fresh or frozen for recipes similar to this. Both work wonderfully with the recipe outlined below!
How to Make Homemade Lobster Ravioli
Contrary to what many may assume, lobster ravioli is actually pretty simple to make at home. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Make Your Pasta Dough
Prepare your pasta sheets, or purchase pre-made sheets if you’re short of time. You’ll want to choose particularly thin sheets, so if you have lasagne sheets, simply roll them out a little with your rolling pin before using them.
You can make your pasta sheets at home using a stand mixer, dough hook, or pasta machine. Feed your fresh pasta dough through your roller.
Make Your Filling
Next up is your delicious lobster ravioli filling. Make this by combining small pieces of lobster meat, ricotta, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, parsley, and lemon zest. Then add a smidge of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes if you desire that heated kick. The best thing about this cooking ravioli is the lobster, so make sure there’s plenty of it.
Mix the lobster filling well by either using your hand or a food processor and quickly blend to combine. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of this filling onto the pasta sheet. Repeat this process with the remaining ricotta filling mixture.
Cut into Individual Ravioli
Cut the sheets into individual ravioli with a pizza cutter or ravioli wheel, though you can cut them with a chef’s knife or kitchen shears. Dampen the edges of the pasta sheet with some water using a pastry brush, then fold the pasta sheet and press gently to make a seal.
Alternatively, to save some time, you can use a ravioli maker or ravioli cutter to make these. After the ravioli are made, make sure they’re transferred on a floured cutting board so that they don’t stick to anything prior to cooking.
Cooking Your Lobster Ravioli
When you’re ready to cook, simply toss them into a pot of salted boiling water and cook until they float, taking care to not overcook as they will break apart. If you’re new to making ravioli, try making one of them at first by tossing it into your boiling water, timing it, and tossing the rest once that’s done and cooking it for as long as you did with your single-cooked piece of ravioli.
Use a mesh strainer to remove the cooked ravioli and place them straight into your deep serving bowls. Then top with your favorite sauce, and you’re good to go!
What to Serve with Lobster Ravioli?
Wondering what to serve with lobster ravioli? Here are some great suggestions for you!
- Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Beets
- Roasted Broccoli
- Sautéed Snap Peas
- Roasted Beet Salad
- Grilled Zucchini
- Crusty Bread for Dipping
- Sautéed Mushrooms
Whether you’re using fresh asparagus or canned asparagus, anyone who’s a lover of asparagus will appreciate this side for sure! The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the asparagus and whether you prefer a soft or crunchy accompaniment with your lobster ravioli. Simply season your asparagus with your choice of seasonings, and pop them in the oven to roast for 9 to 12 minutes.
For a colorful addition to your rich and creamy lobster ravioli, try roasted beets. These beets are coated in an incredibly fragrant, herby, garlicky oil and roasted to perfection. This is a quick and easy side to have with your cooked lobster ravioli and can be made alongside your ravioli so that they’re both ready in time. Treat this bowl of ruby red beets as a much-needed salad, and dig in!
Another crunchy and delicious addition to your lobster ravioli sauce recipe is these incredibly crunchy, fragrant roasted broccoli. Simply chop them into bite-sized florets, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pop them in the oven or air fryer to roast for 10 to 12 minutes, then serve immediately.
Sautéed Snap Peas
Buttery sautéed snap peas, served beside your brilliant bowl of prepared lobster ravioli, makes the perfect side dish to have. Providing a veggie vibrancy to your evening meal, as well as a separate addition to the already flavourful sauce.
Roasted Beet Salad
This spectacular roasted beet salad, complete with rich goat cheese and crystallized walnuts, is so simple and elegant you’ll make this every time you plan to cook ravioli.
Zucchini is such a brilliant vegetable and incredibly versatile too! Thinly slice your zucchini, and toss them into the air fryer, setting it to grill, and let the magic happen. A perfect crunch to go with your soft, pillowy, and incredibly saucy ravioli.
Crusty Bread for Dipping
Lobster ravioli sauce is absolutely delicious and incredibly saucy. This is why dipping some bread into the sauce can make a great addition to your meal and minimizes the chances of wasting the sauce you worked so hard on. You can choose from sourdough to cornbread, whatever tickles your fancy!
Slippery, velvety mushrooms are the perfect accompaniment to almost any dish that involves ravioli, pasta, and more saucy dishes! Simply sauté some shallots in some extra virgin oil, add a smidge of minced garlic, then toss in your tomatoes till they’re glazed and ready for you.
Other Types of Ravioli
We all know the incredibly addicting textures and flavors of lobster ravioli, but what about the rest? Here are several ravioli recipe ideas for you to try:
- Crab Ravioli
- Mushroom Ravioli
- Butternut Squash Ravioli
- Cheese Ravioli
To achieve an incredibly creamy lobster ravioli sauce, choose the main ingredients that provide depth and personality to your overall homemade lobster ravioli. As long as you’re working with a flavourful sauce, you’ve got nothing to lose!
What Sauce Goes Well With Lobster?
The best sauces and butter to go with lobster include Truffle mayonnaise, garlic, basil mayo, spicy avocado dip, sour cream with exotic fruits, and more.
Is Lobster Ravioli Better With White or Red Sauce?
White wine sauce is a brilliant way to enhance the flavor of lobster ravioli. It’s incredibly elegant, and great for almost any pasta dish.