This super-simple recipe makes a great romantic dinner for two to celebrate the holidays, a special occasion, or really anytime you want to impress your sweetheart with your cooking.
It's so easy, anyone can make it and seem like a gourmet chef! The big trick is to thicken pre-made lobster bisque to be your sauce.
My fiance LOVES lobster ravioli with lobster cream sauce. When we get it at a restaurant, it costs $20 or so a person, so it's too expensive to eat regularly. But with this recipe you can serve two for well under that. I thought of it one day when I was buying lobster bisque at trader joes and realized 'wait a minute: lobster cream sauce is basically just thick lobster bisque. aha!'.
I usually use trader joes lobster raviolis with trader joes lobster bisque (total: under $10 to serve two). However, I don't have one near my new house and didn't have time to go there for this instructable, so I used what they had at whole foods (more expensive: about $14 plus the optional meat).
The main 'fake it' element of this recipe is turning premade lobster bisque into lobster cream sauce. You also save time with store bought lobster ravioli and optional ready-made shellfish
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
There are not many ingredients to this recipe, but it is very important that you choose them wisely. Use a good quality brand; if you don't like the bisque as a soup, you won't like it as a sauce either.
1 package of lobster raviolis (10-12 ounces)
1 jar of lobster bisque (10-12 ounces)
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon water
Optional: 1/2 lb pre-cooked lobster, crab, or shrimp*
Note: This recipe is most tasty and impressive with lobster. However, to save money you can use either crab meat, or (even cheaper) shrimp. You can also leave out the extra meat. If you choose to add the meat, using pre-cooked prepicked shellfish will save you time. You can buy pre-cooked lobster/crab in tubs in the refrigerator of the seafood section. Shrimp is usually sold in bags or by the pound.