Valentine’s Special: Heart Shaped Shrimp Ravioli

With Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I’d do few Valentine’s Day Recipes like I did last year (see here). So, in keeping with the theme of heart shaped foods I thought of doing ravioli…heart shaped ravioli. I decided on shrimp for the filling, but you can play around with anything you like. Lobster or crab could also be a way to make it a little fancier and indulgent for the special occasion.

Heart Shaped Shrimp Ravioli 1 PTR

While I’ve made ravioli from scratch before and the dought really is quite simple, I didn’t feel like going though all the hassle of making it and then rolling out the dough. I’m not the best when it comes to working with dough and without a pasta roller, I can never get it as thin as I’d like. So, I just used wonton wrappers, that work perfectly well.

Heart Shaped Shrimp Ravioli 2 PTR

To make it a wholesome meal, I added a bunch of finely diced vegetables like carrots, peppers, peas & onions to my sauce, which also gave the dish some color. Anyway, here’s my recipe …

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Heart-Shaped Shrimp Ravioli with White Wine Cream Sauce
Heart Shaped Shrimp Ravioli with a White Wine Cream Sauce and Vegetables. The perfect indulgent dinner recipe you can make for your loved one at home.
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Ingredients
  1. 30 Wonton Wrappers
For the filling
  1. 8-10 large shrimp (shelled & De-veined)
  2. 3 cloves of garlic
  3. 3 tbsp butter
  4. 1 tsp lemon zest
  5. 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
  7. 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  8. water for boiling
For the sauce
  1. 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  2. 1/4 cup carrots, finely diced
  3. 1/4 cup red peppers, finely diced
  4. 1/4 cup white onion, finely diced
  5. 1/4 cup frozen peas
  6. 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  7. 1/2 cup white wine
  8. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  9. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  10. Salt & Pepper to taste
  11. Handful of finely chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. – Start by roughly chopping up the shrimp into small pieces and scoop them into the bowl of a food processor.
  2. – Finely chop 3 cloves of garlic and add it to the shrimp.
  3. – Roughly cube 3 tablespoons of butter and add it to the food processor.
  4. – Add the lemon zest and some freshly grated parmesan cheese into the shrimp.
  5. – Season the mixture well with some salt and pepper.
  6. – Lastly, add the tomato paste for color.
  7. – Pulse the mix until it all combines into a sticky paste, then set aside the filling.
  8. – To make the heart shaped ravioli, start by cutting the wonton wrappers using a heart shapped cookie cutter.
  9. – Spoon in some of the filling in the center, and using your fingers or the back of a spoon (wet them to keep the filling from sticking), spread the shrimp mix evenly leaving a 1/4 inch border of dough around it.
  10. – Wet the edges of the dough with your finger and place another wonton wrapper over the filling. Press the edges down, making that there are no air bubbles in it.
  11. – Then crimp the edges of the heart shaped ravioli with a fork, for a pretty design and to help seal it better.
  12. – Boil the ravioli for about 7-9 minutes until they come floating to the top.
  13. – While the ravioli is cooking, you can prepare the sauce. (Prep all your veggies before hand, by finely dicing them)
  14. – Simply saute all the vegetables in the butter for about 2-3 minutes.
  15. – Season with salt and add the wine. Allow the liquid to reduce on high to about half.
  16. – Then turn the heat down and pour in the cream and add the parmesan cheese.
  17. – Check the seasoning and add some salt & pepper, if needed.
  18. – Turn the heat off and add the chopped parsley.
  19. – Drain and add the ravioli to the sauce.
  20. – Garnish with some more parsley (and a pan fried shrimp, if you want).
Adapted from PictureTheRecipe.com
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