Crabmeat Ravioli


Ingredients

Sauce Bechamel —
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/4 cup heavy cream scalded
salt and white pepper to taste
Crabmeat Filling —
1 lb lump crabmeat
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup green onion minced
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
salt and white pepper to taste
Ravioli Dough —
1/2 cup flour or more
1 lg egg slightly beaten
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp olive oil
Sauce —
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 oz butter softened
salt and white pepper to taste
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

How to prepare

SAUCE BECHAMEL In a sm saucepan, over med heat, melt butter, whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking, 2 3 min.. Gradually add cream, whisking to avoid lumps. Continue to whisk until sauce thickens. reduce heat and allow to reduce to 1 cup. Place in a mixing bowl, set aside to cool.

CRABMEAT FILLING Add crabmeat to cooled sauce bechamel. In a sm skillet, over med heat, melt butter and saute onion until translucent. Stir into crabmeat mixture. Add cracker crumbs, mix well, set aside to cool. Form filling into golf ball sized balls when cooled.

RAVIOLI DOUGH Put flour into a lg mixing bowl and add, egg, water and olive oil. Mix well until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 min.. Allow to rest for 1 hour. Place rested dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out 1/8″ thick.

ASSEMBLY Place crabmeat balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on one sheet of pasta dough. Paint areas between crabmeat balls with water and place a second sheet of dough over. Form ravioli by pressing around each ball to form a seal, making sure you remove all trapped air. Cut into squares.
SAUCE Reduce heavy cream by 1/3 and season with salt and white pepper. Whisk in butter. Place ravioli in rapidly boiling salted water and allow to cook for 5 min.. Drain. Serve with sauce poured over and topped with grated Parmesan cheese. Recipe By : Great Chefs of New Orleans Serving Size : 4

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