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Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Gary Bobier » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:06 am

My next dinner will include a shrimp scallop ravioli with a bit of mascarpone, breadcrumbs, mace, and shallot. What would you recomend for a sauce?
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Jenise » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:43 am

Are there any cream sauces on the menu already that would cause you to stear clear of that category of sauce?
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:28 pm

Brown butter, though you might have to omit the mascarpone and maybe change the mace to something less "sweet".

Otherwise, I suppose a cream-based sauce is a good pick.

Depending on the texture, maybe just a sprinkle of lemon juice?
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Karen/NoCA » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:03 pm

Browned butter hit my head first, maybe with a touch of fresh lemon zest and/or juice
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Fred Sipe » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:46 pm

Would an orange butter sauce with tarragon be too weird? Sounds good to me...
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Gary Bobier » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:47 pm

I was kind of leaning towards a brown lemon butter sauce. There are no other cream courses in this dinner. Just roast portabella mushrooms stuffed with spinach, the ravioli, roast pork loin with baby brocoli and a dessert yet to be done.
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Jenise » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:29 pm

Fred Sipe wrote:Would an orange butter sauce with tarragon be too weird? Sounds good to me...


No it wouldn't be too weird. I was actually thinking of suggesting tarragon or chervil, which is such a great, delicatae winter herb, to Gary in a cream sauce (wine, broth and cream, reduced). But for the match with the champagnes, I'd probably go lemon (grated rind) over orange.

Gary, since there's no cream anywhere else in your menu, and because cream sauces equate to luxury, I think a creamy wine-lemon-fish stock reduction finished with lemon rind and a bit of herb would be a great addition that your guests would love.
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Gary Bobier » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:12 pm

I am trying to keep things simple so the fish stock would take to much work. More locating the fresh bones. What would you think of a roasted lemon Burre Blanc garnished with a fine grate of lemon zest and chervil. We will be window paneing the chervil into the pasta sheets for the ravioli.

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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Jenise » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:32 am

I think that would be terrific, love your using the chervil in the pasta--I probably wouldn't repeat it in the sauce, would just stand with the roasted lemon burre blanc.
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby GeoCWeyer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:34 pm

Just had a wild idea, a lemon cream sauce with fresh lavender! Since I have a lavender plant growing in my window I sometimes use it just to be different.
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Re: Sauce for a scallop shrimp Ravioli

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:14 pm

I've used lavender in a few different dishes, including an ice cream that I liked. In my experience, the thing to be careful about is getting too much of its flavor - it can be a bit overpowering. I'd be interested to hear how it works with something like scallops and shrimp.

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