Seafood ravioli stuffed with Cheddar

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


1/2 cup (125 mL) each, finely chopped cooked shrimp and crab meat 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded Canadian old Cheddar cheese 24 wonton wrappers Lemon Cream Sauce: 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped leeks, white and light green parts only 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely grated lemon zest 3/4 cup (175 mL) 35% whipping cream 1/4 cup (50 mL) reduced-sodium chicken stock 2 tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice or Vermouth Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup (50 mL) shaved Canadian Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped fresh chives

Cooking Instructions:

In a bowl combine shrimp, crab and cheese. Place half the wonton wrappers on work surface; place 2 tbsp (30 mL) of seafood mixture in centre of each. Brush water around edges of wrapper; top with second wrapper. Press together; pressing out air and sealing edges. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Lemon Cream Sauce: In medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat until browned and bubbly, but not burnt. Add leeks and lemon zest; sauté for about 3 min or until leeks start to soften. Add cream, stock and lemon juice; cook stirring occasionally for about 2 min or until sauce comes to boil. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. In large wide pot of boiling water, cook ravioli, for about 3 to 5 min or until tender. Remove with a slotted spoon; transfer to shallow bowls. Spoon lemon cream sauce over ravioli; sprinkle with Canadian Parmesan and chives. Tips: Wash and dry lemon; grate the rind with zester or remove the rind taking care to take only the yellow of the rind (the white tends to be bitter); chop superfine. Make Ahead: To make ahead, freeze ravioli in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheet. When frozen transfer to re-sealable freezer bag or airtight container; freeze for up to 1 month. Cook from frozen, increasing cooking time. Nutritional information: Per serving Energy: 490 Calories Protein: 20 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Fat: 31 g Fibre: 2.2 g Sodium: 734 mg Top 5 nutrients provided by a serving of this recipe. Nutrient % DV* Calcium: 27 % / 302 mg Vitamin A: 33 % Niacin: 30 % Vitamin B12: 30 % Phosphorus: 25 % * Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

Personal Story:

Straight from Newfoundland, this simple recipe will satisfy the shellfish lover and recruit a few more ! Wonton wrappers are stuffed with Canadian old Cheddar, shrimp and crab. Of course, the pi�ce de résistance is the velvety sauce made with Real cream.