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Crispy Crabmeat Ravioli With A Sweet Corn Maque Choux

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Ingredients

  • CRABMEAT RAVIOLI:
  • 2/3 cup lump crabmeat picked over
  • to remove cartilage and shells
  • 1 teaspoon white truffle oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground white pepper
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 2 1/2 cups canola or vegetable oil
  • SWEET CORN MAQUE CHOUX:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 cups corn kernels (or 4 fresh ears, kernels removed)
  • 1/2 cup finely-chopped yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

Details

Servings 4

Preparation

Step 1

* Note: See the "Bayou Blast - { Creole Seasoning}" recipe which is included in this collection.

In a mixing bowl combine the lump crabmeat, truffle oil, parsley, tarragon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and white pepper. Refrigerate until ready to assemble the ravioli.

Spread 12 wonton wrappers on a flat work surface. In the center of each wrapper, place approximately 1 tablespoon of crabmeat filling. Wet the edges of the wrappers with water and top with the remaining 12 wrappers, gently pressing from the center out to expel any air, and sealing the edges with your fingers.

In a heavy 2-gallon stockpot heat the oil over medium-high heat. Carefully slip the ravioli into the hot oil in batches and fry until golden brown on each side, turning with a slotted spoon, about 1 1/2 minutes total cooking time. Remove the ravioli to a paper towel covered plate to drain and sprinkle lightly with Essence to taste.

For the Sweet Corn Maque Choux: In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium high heat. Add the corn, onion, green and red bell peppers, and remaining teaspoon salt to the pan, and sauté until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Add the heavy cream and reduce until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Serve 3 ravioli per person on a bed of Sweet Corn Maque Choux.

This recipe yields 4 appetizer servings.

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