Lobster Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce with Shrimp Recipe


For the Shrimp Stock:
1/2 pound unpeeled large shrimp
1 yellow onion, quartered
2 stalks celery with leaves, cut into pieces
1 lemon, halved
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 cups water

For the Sauce:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup white wine
1 cup canned petite diced tomatoes
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
16 lobster ravioli

For Garnish:
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon lemon zest


Peel and devein the shrimp, reserving the shells and heads. Chop the shrimp into bite-size pieces.

To make the shrimp stock, combine the shrimp shells and heads, onion, and celery in a large pot. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pot, then add the lemon halves as well. Add the dried basil, oregano, thyme, peppercorns, 1/2 cup parsley, and 3 cups of water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, skimming away any foam or impurities that have risen to the surface. Strain the shrimp stock and set aside.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the shrimp pieces until pink and almost cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add the shallots to the pan; cook and stir until the shallots have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic, lemon zest, salt, and ground pepper. Cook for thirty seconds, then add the white wine. Bring to a boil and cook until the white wine is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp stock to the pan, bring it to a boil, and simmer until the sauce is reduce by half, about 15 minutes.