I am always amazed at how fast time flies by! Skipper and I are celebrating another wedding anniversary today - it is hard to believe that it has been twenty-eight years since that magical day and the start of our adventure!
A special day just needs a special dinner - and for tonight we will be celebrating with homemade Lobster Ravioli with Snow Crab Alfredo Sauce and a chilled bottle of champagne. This stuff is seriously dangerous - and so much better than anything you can get in a restaurant.
Rich and tender lobster is combined with tender shallots, cognac and white wine, fresh herbs, creamy mascarpone or ricotta cheese, and fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. This rich and flavorful filling is used to make the ravioli "pillows".
For the perfect sauce, I make Crab Alfredo Sauce and drizzle over the top, sprinkle with some fresh snipped herbs, and BAM!
A fresh green salad and some warm parmesan & roasted garlic bread, and one super special dinner is ready!
Homemade pasta is so ridiculously easy to make, and it tastes so darn good! If you are lucky enough to have a pasta machine or pasta attachment for your stand mixer, all the better, but you can easily make dozens of homemade raviolis in a couple of hours with your bare hands. Don't they say that homemade pasta is made with love?
If you are in an absolute hurry, you can also substitute wonton wrappers for the ravioli dough (you would be surprised how many restaurants will do this). The wonton wrapper versions are smaller-sized, perfect for a crazy fancy appetizer, if you feel so inclined.
I went a little crazy making these today, so there were plenty for dinner and even a few leftover. The kids were fighting the next day over those!
If I said this is one of my favorite dinners, it wouldn't be a lie.
Skipper - this one is for you! Here's to a hundred more celebrations with the guy I adore!