Lobster Ravioli with a Vodka Sauce
Everyone loves pasta, right? What a better way to mix pasta and lobster than to make a delicious & savory lobster ravioli with a vodka sauce to tingle those taste-buds. Lobster Ravioli is definitely one of our favorite dishes. This recipe requires time and dedication, so plan accordingly, and make a fun night out of it. Before you begin the most important part of this dish will be the lobster of course, and here at Lobster Trader our lobster tails for sale are sourced from Nova Scotian fishermen from MSC certified fisheries focusing on ocean sustainability.
This recipe is amazing for a date night meal, or to impress your dinner guests at your next dinner party. This is an advanced recipe, so if your more of a beginner, starting with the basics like how to cook lobster tail or an easy butter poached lobster recipe may be more for you. With that being said, let’s start getting into the ingredients.
Ingredients For the Filling
- 4-5oz Lobster Tails
- 2 cups Ricotta Cheese
- 1 cup Sundried Tomatoes
- Lemon Zest
- Handful of Fresh Parsley
Ingredients For the Sauce
- 3 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Red Pepper Flakes
- 28oz Passata
- 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Shallot
- 3 Cloves of garlic minced
- 1/3 Cup Vodka
- 1/4 cup minced Basil
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
Ingredients For the Pasta Dough
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
Preparing the Pasta Dough
Make a well on your workspace with the flour and add in the eggs and salt. Slowly incorporate the eggs until the mixture forms a ball.
Bring the dough together and knead for 5 to 10 minutes, adding additional flour as needed.
Once the dough is fully kneaded, wrap in plastic wrap and rest for about 30 minutes before rolling it out.
Cooking the Lobster Tails
While your pasta dough is resting, lets begin to work on cooking the lobster and making the ravioli filling.
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add in your lobster tails. Cook for around 7-8 minutes until bright red, and then remove from boiling water and set aside to let them cool.
Preparing the Ravioli Filling
Add the ricotta and sun dried tomatoes in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add in your parsley and lemon zest, and pulse until combined. Set aside mixture in a bowl
Once the lobster tails are cool enough, cut them in half and remove the meat. Finely chop the meat and add it to the bowl with the rest of the ricotta filling mixture.
Roll out the pasta dough once it has rested for around 30 minutes, preferably using a pasta machine and fill to make ravioli using your method of choice.
Let’s Make the Sauce
In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, adding in onions and garlic. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until soft then add the red pepper flakes for about another minute until fragrant.
Begin to add in the Passata and Vodka and continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes until the vodka is reduced, stirring occasionally.
Stir in balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and black pepper to taste. Turn the heat down to low and simmer partially covered for about 20 minutes until reduced by half. Stir occasionally. While this is cooking, let’s begin to cook the ravioli you’ve prepared.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add in the ravioli you prepared. Reduce heat to medium so it’s not boiling heavily while the ravioli have been added, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add in minced basil, and begin to stir in the half and half. You’ll want the sauce to be creamy and slightly sweet. If you need to add more than 1/2 a cup do so. Cook for about 2-3 minutes longer and begin to stir in the parmesan cheese and add in your ravioli. You can remove ravioli from the boiling water in the previous step using a slotted spoon and add them into the sauce.
Serve immediately with an additional pinch of basil and cheese on each individual serving.
This is quite an advanced recipe as it requires you to have some previously knowledge on making your own pasta dough, but it is for sure worth learning! Pair this with one of our wagyu ribeye for a surf n turf with some amazing pasta mixed in! When you want to buy lobster online, Lobster Trader has the best price on lobster tails and other high-end proteins.