During the week I try to cook everyday to save money and keep tabs on my glow up progress by paying attention to what I eat. With that being said, I also like to get my “Sandra Lee” on and try to finesse a pre made food item into something delicious, health conscious and fabulous.
On my Trader Joe’s run I found these Lobster ravioli that I was interested in trying but I KNEW that I was going to need to amp up the flavor via the sauce. So that’s what I did, basically made these the “Beyonce” of TJ’s Ravioli and they were damn good.So good I would have put a ring on myself last night WHEWW. If you try it let me know. Check out the recipe below:
Upgraded TJ’s Lobster Ravioli
What you need:
1 package of Trader Joe’s Lobster Ravioli
1 Alaskan King Crab Leg (I used the claw, more meat)
1 Lobster tail
1 small wedge of Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of butter
1/4 cup diced onion (I used red)
1/4 cup of chopped fresh Parsley
1 cup of chopped spinach
1/4 Lemon and it’s zest
(salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, herbes de province, fresh garlic, garlic powder)
* Boil the Ravoli according to the instructions on the package. (make sure that water is salty this will contribute to your sauce flavor)
– Save about 2 cups of pasta water.
*Saute onion until translucent and fragrant season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add butter, 1/2 cup of your pasta water, and cheese.
– Cook until sauce has reduced and cheese is incorporated.
( if you want to get really fancy you can blend the lobster tail and a half a cup of the pasta water make sure you straighten out the shells that haven’t been pulverized. And at that water to your sauce for extra lobster flavor I did this last night it was great)
-Add your crab and lobster and saute in sauce until cook through. Add additional seasonings to your preference and add butter. Add in spinach and turn the heat off.
Squeeze lemon, add zest, give it a stir and let stand for about 3 mins and serve with Ravioli.
If you prefer a cream sauce you can certainly still follow this just sub sauce for pasta water but still add all those yummy flavorings. I basically winged this dish based on various techniques I’ve seen and natural talent 🙂
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I hope you enjoy!