What if I told you that ravioli can be made without pasta dough and not boiled. Would you believe it?
Sheet pan BAKED Lobster Ravioli in a Lemon Butter Limoncello Cream Sauce can be made ahead with wonton wrappers (no pasta) plus no boiling pots of water or fuss!
Heart shaped lobster ravioli, what a sweet way to say I love you…
Well, Lobster Ravioli can be made quickly and easily using wonton wrappers, and baked all at once on a sheet pan!
Who would have thought?
Baked wontons have a nice firm texture, with gorgeous brown edges, and great rich flavor.
If you knew it took forty minutes to make lobster ravioli with a dreamy lemon butter cream sauce, would that make you happy?
Lemon Butter Cream Sauce is one word, H-E-A-V-E-N.
Oh my gosh, it is spoon licking good… and four simple ingredients.
Lemon butter cream sauce can be made by adding either lemon juice or limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur made with the zest of lemons and easily found in grocery stores.
note: (I have a recipe post in the works to show you how to make your own homemade limoncello -stay tuned!) yay!
We found the limoncello to make the lemon butter cream sauce even tastier, but lemon juice will be absolutely delicious.
- 1 package won ton wrappers
- 1 lb lobster tail meat 2 cups cooked/diced or 4 small tails
- 1 large shallot finely diced
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice or limoncello
- 1/4 cup ricotta
- 2 tablespoons Asiago cheese
- 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 4 tablespoons limoncello or use lemon juice in place of limoncello
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 stick of salted butter 1/2 cup cut into 1/2" cubes
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- garnish: finely chopped parsley
Boil the lobster: If the lobster tails are frozen, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. To cook small 8 oz tails, bring 6 cups salted water to boiling in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the lobster tails. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until shells turn bright red, the meat is not translucent, and the tails will curve. For larger or smaller tails, adjust the cooking time as needed. Drain in a colander, cool, remove the meat from the shells (discard), and dice into 1/2" pieces.
In a medium saute pan, heat olive oil and saute the diced shallot for two minutes. Add the diced cooked lobster and parsley, and stir until mixed for 2 more minutes, let cool down.
Add the lobster meat mixture into a bowl, add lemon juice (or limoncello), ricotta, Asiago cheese, and mascarpone. Mix until combined.
Take 1 wonton wrapper, place on a board and fill with 1 teaspoon of the lobster filling. Don't overfill your ravioli or they won't seal, this will be plenty once you press the air out and cut or fold.
Place another wonton wrapper on top, press down to push the air out, and cut with a ravioli (heart-shaped) cutter of your choice. Wonton ravioli can be cut into shapes: round, square, or heart using an inexpensive ravioli cutters, and the cutter will seal the edges.
If you don't have a cutter, simply place the teaspoon of filling onto one wonton sheet, and fold into a triangle corner to corner, and press the air out, and press edges closed with your fingers. That's it! Easy..
Place all filled ravioli onto a parchment lined tray, and brush with melted butter.
Bake Ravioli 400 degrees for 10 minutes. The edges of the ravioli will brown slightly, and get a crispy edge. The baking adds amazing flavor!
In a small pan, simmer the limoncello, lemon juice, and whisk in the cubed butter until well combined, then pour in heavy cream, whisk to mix and turn off heat.
Drizzle sauce over baked lobster ravioli, and garnish with finely chopped parsley and parmesan cheese.
FYI- We tested boiling with won ton wrappers, and they resulted in less delicious flavor, a pale color, and the filling leaked out! So we went with baking, it is faster, easter, and tastes amazing!
Cooked lobster meat diced into 1/2″ pieces.
The lobster ravioli filling…
Lobster ravioli, filled, cut, and brushed with butter ready for the oven.
I love the heart shapes so much! Look for ravioli cutters online or in kitchen stores.
Won ton ravioli can be cut into shapes: round, square, or heart using an inexpensive ravioli cutter and the cutter will seal the edges.
Or if you don’t have a cutter, simply folded into a triangle and press the air out, and edges closed with your fingers.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, make the easy sauce in minutes, and you are ready to have a special dinner!
Look below for more special dinner menu ideas to go with this delicious lobster ravioli.
I would suggest a nice green salad with a Green Goddess Dressing, and either a vegetable side dish like grilled asparagus and a sweet dessert treat like Chocolate Chunk Heart Hand Pies.
All The Best Dishes,
For dessert try, Cherry Chocolate Chunk Heart Hand Pies:
Another great side dish for lobster ravioli is Grilled Asparagus Gremolata
Try my Green Goddess Salad Dressing over a simple green salad! A classic dressing from the 1970’s: