Lobster and Crab Ravioli



  • 2 lobsters (live, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • shallots (cups finely-chopped)
  • 1 cup fennel bulb (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Madeira
  • 4 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • low salt chicken broth (or canned)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 tablespoons butter (¼ stick)
  • 2 leeks (mediums, white and pale green parts only thinly sliced)
  • 6 ounces crabmeat
  • 6 lasagne noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
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    1. For Sauce: Boil lobsters in pot of boiling water 8 minutes. Transfer to bowl of ice water; cool. Drain. Working over large bowl to collect juices, remove claws and tails. Using knife, cut tails into 2-inch-wide pieces. Remove meat. Crack claws; remove meat. Cut bodies in half. Transfer shells and bodies to bowl with juices. Slice meat; place in small bowl. Chill.
    2. Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add shallots, fennel and garlic; saute 8 minutes. Add Madeira and tomato paste; bring to boil. Add stock, lobster shells and any juices; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until reduced to 2 1/2 cups, about 30 minutes.
    3. Strain liquid into saucepan, pressing on shells. Mix butter and flour in bowl. Add to liquid. Bring to boil, whisking often. Add cream; simmer until reduced to sauce consistency, about 8 minutes.
    4. For Filling: Cook lentils in medium saucepan of simmering water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks; saute until tender, about 15 minutes. Add lentils, lobster meat, crabmeat and 1/2 cup lobster sauce.
    5. For Ravioli: Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender. Drain. Cut each noodle crosswise into 4 pieces. Divide half of pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Rewarm filling, mix in cilantro and spoon over pasta. Top with remaining pasta. Bring sauce to simmer. Spoon over pasta.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV550mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs11% DV33g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories390Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate33g11%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.