Naeim Darzi

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Lobster Ravioli With Creamy Lobster Sauce

The secret to good ravioli is making a light and thin dough. Furthermore, the filling should be kept very simple as too many ingredients would easily overpower the mild taste of lobster meat. To perfect our ravioli dish, we finish it with a creamy lobster sauce made from the lobster carcass.

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CUISINES: Italian
LEVEL: MEDIUM
TIME: 1 hr 15 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
  • ➣【 For The Dough
  • 1 cup 00 Flour
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 2 large Eggs
  • ➣【 For Lobster Boil
  • 1 medium Lobster
  • to taste Sea Salt
  • 1 stalk Carrot
  • 5 whole Whole Black Peppercorn
  • 5 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 leaf Bay Leaf
  • ➣【 For Lobster Stock
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 stalk Carrot
  • 1 stalk Celery
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • ½ cup Brandy
  • 3 stalks Parsley Stems
  • 3 sprigs Thyme
  • 1 leaf Bay Leaf
  • ➣【 For The Filling
  • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 2 pinches Sea Salt
  • 2 pinches Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 2 pinches Sea Salt
  • cup Heavy Cream
  • ➣【 For Lobster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 pinches Sea Salt [For Ravioli Boiling]
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 pinches Sea Salt
  • 1 dash Nutmeg Powder [For Garnishing]
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese [For Parmesan Tuile]
LET'S START
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Pasta dough: Place a cup of flour on a board or marble surface. Add a pinch of salt to the flour.
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Make a large hole in the center and pour in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
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In a separate bowl, lightly mix 2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk. Pour a bit of the eggs into the center of the flour and slowly mix using a fork or fingers. Gradually add the rest of the eggs and keep mixing.
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After the dough is somewhat firm, start kneading. Knead the dough until it becomes somewhat firm but supple.
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Test it by lightly poking the dough. It should slowly spring back. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
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Court-bouillon: Fill a pot large enough to place a lobster with water. Salt the water well and bring it to a boil. Add in white wine, mirepoix (roughly chopped onion, celery, and carrot), black peppercorn, thyme, and 1 bay leaf. Lower the heat to a simmer and leave it for about 10 to 15 minutes for the water to be infused with the aromatics. Place the lobster inside the court-bouillon and simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave lobster inside the court-bouillon for another 5 minutes.
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Take the lobster out of the pot. Extract all of the meat from the shells. Clean the carcass of the lobster and discard the tomalley found inside the body. Cut the body into smaller pieces and rinse under running water.
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Leave the tail meat on the side for garnish.
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Lobster stock: Add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil into a dutch oven over medium-high heat.
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Right after the butter melts add in the lobster shells and carcass. Sauté for about 5 minutes.
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Add in one finely chopped large onion, carrot, celery, and sauté for another 5 minutes.
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Flambé with brandy or cognac. Add 1 crushed clove of garlic, add in 3 parsley stalks, 3 sprigs of thyme, and 1 bay leaf.
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Fill the dutch oven with enough cold water to cover the lobster shells and also add in the juices from the lobster. Leave to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes over medium-low heat.
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Filling: In a large bowl, mix ricotta cheese, finely chopped lobster meat, salt and pepper, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and chopped basil. Place the mixture in the fridge for about 15 to 20 minutes to firm up.
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Take the dough out of the fridge and cut into 2 equal pieces.
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Lightly flour the surface, rolling pin, your hands, and the pasta maker.
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Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough and pass it through the machine at the largest setting.
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Laminate the dough once and pass it through the same degree of thickness.
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Change the thickness to a higher degree and keep on passing the dough through the machine. Keep passing it through the machine until the desired thickness is achieved.
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Cut the dough into the desired shapes with the ring mold. Take the filling out of the fridge and spoon on the pasta dough.
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Brush water or egg wash on the edges of the dough and very gently close the ravioli with your fingers.
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You may also use a fork to seal the edges.
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Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. At the same time, strain the lobster stock into a deep skillet.
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Add in about ½ cup of cream and shredded parmesan or Gruyère cheese and put it on low heat while stirring it occasionally.
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Place the ravioli into the pot and lower the heat to a gentle simmer. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the water of the ravioli and stir to thicken the sauce.
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Add in grated parmesan cheese and a dash of grated nutmeg.
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After about 3 minutes or when the ravioli are still very “al dente,” take them out and place them into the lobster sauce to cook for a few more minutes.
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Parmesan Tuile: Place the mold ring on the baking tray and finely grate parmesan cheese on the tray. Place the sheet tray inside a preheated oven at 350°F/177°C for 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble and turns golden brown.
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Using an offset spatula, take the tuile off the sheet tray and let it cool down. If you want to shape the tuile, do so immediately after taking it out of the oven before it fully solidifies.
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On a large dinner plate, place three ravioli leaning against each other to give depth to the dish. Place the lobster tail on the side and season with coarse salt.
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Garnish the ravioli with young basil leaves, microgreens, pea shoots, and shredded cheese.
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Serve immediately. Enjoy!