Lobster is a wonderful seafood and although still quite pricey, has become more readily available in recent years. Although you can buy them ready cooked, it is best to get a live lobster and cook it yourself. If you are at all worried about killing a live lobster, the best way is to put it into a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a couple of hours or so. This will make the lobster unconscious and you can then put it straight into boiling water to cook. It will know nothing! For many recipes, such as a lobster ravioli recipe, you will be starting off with a lobster which has been blanched in boiling water for a minute and then had the meat removed.
If you are looking for a lobster ravioli recipe, you will probably find that you are spoilt for choice. Although the basic lobster and ravioli ingredients will remain constant, everything else will probably vary. This is due to the fact that it is not a definitive traditional recipe and each chef has come up with his own version. The sauce that is served will range from a crabmeat sauce to a vanilla butter sauce, depending on whose recipe book you are looking at.
Often a lobster ravioli recipe will include some other main ingredient in the mix. These could include minced mushrooms, ricotta cheese or perhaps another seafood such as crabmeat, langoustine or shrimps. There really does seem to be an endless list of varieties. As lobster is a fairly expensive meat, it is a good idea to use another ingredient alongside it to fill it out. This is not to say that the other ingredient will not add to the flavour and you should chose something that will work well with the lobster and compliment the flavour rather than something bland just to make the fish go further.
Another variable in the dish will be the sauce. A traditional ravioli will probably be served with a tomato based sauce and in the some cases this has been adopted in the lobster ravioli recipe. Other recipes, however, are more exotic and they may use a crabmeat sauce. This is good if you are using crab as the extra ingredient in your parcels. One recipe uses a shellfish bisque as a sauce. Making a bisque is quite a complex process and requires quite a lot of time and attention but the finished result is a lovely sauce for ravioli and not at all like the thick tomato sauce that we are used to with the better known dish.
Any lobster ravioli recipe is going to be quite tricky and time consuming. You will have to blanche the lobster and make the pasta. Then prepare the filling. Make the parcels and cook them at the same time as making the sauce. All in all there are quite a lot of steps to reach the end result. However, some things are worth both waiting for and working to achieve… lobster ravioli is just one of those things.