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Ravioli with Shrimp and Lemon Cheese Sauce

Ravioli with Shrimp & Lemon Cheese Sauce is a perfect dinner for your favorite honey on a date night. It is combining decadent shrimp, sinfully delicious cheese-filled ravioli with a homemade creamy white sauce that has a hint of lemon and the peppery taste of fresh arugula.

I’m a big fan of this simple and super delicious recipe. Yes, I just tooted my horn on this recipe. I can remember how excited I was the day I made it for my husband for dinner. It has such a fresh and lovely presentation. If your Sweetie is a seafood and pasta guy, this is undoubtedly the way to heart on that special date night without the children.

 

Ravioli with Shrimp & Lemon Cheese SauceBelow you will find my recipe for Ravioli with Shrimp and Lemon Cheese Sauce to make your own unique “Date night” dinner for your sweetie. Don’t forget a nice bottle of wine and that stunning dress you’ve been saving for a special occasion. After all, it’s Date Night — It is a special occasion.

 

 

Ravioli with Shrimp and Lemon Cheese Sauce 

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • One and 1/2 cups of  heavy cream
  • One cup grated  of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • A few red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • Two pounds of  good quality cheese ravioli, either fresh or frozen
  • One pound of steamed shrimp, cleaned
  • Two cups of fresh Arugula
  • Two lemons, sliced and halved

 

 

 

Method

  1. Melt unsalted butter over low – medium heat in a large saucepan. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into hot butter, slowly add cream to the pan while stirring constantly -Cream will bubble slightly.
  2. Add Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and continue to stir constantly (If sauce gets too thick add a bit more cream.) Continue stirring till completely smooth- if needed add a touch more cream and continue stirring.
    Once done add the lemon zest and set to the side.
  3. Bring a large pasta pan or large stockpot filled with salted water to a full boil.
  4. Cook pasta using package directions or recipe instructions if you are making fresh ravioli. Once done drain pasta, do not rinse pasta
  5. Place pasta in a large serving dish, add arugula, steamed shrimp, lemon cheese sauce, lightly toss and garnish with lemon slices.
  6. Carefully toss as not to break the pasta. Season with additional kosher salt and or pepper if desired before serving.

 

 

 

 

5 from 5 votes
Ravioli with Shrimp & Lemon Cheese Sauce
Ravioli with Shrimp & Lemon Cheese Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Ravioli with Shrimp & Lemon Cheese Sauce is a perfect dinner for your favorite honey on a date night, combining decadent shrimp, sinfully delicious cheese ravioli with a homemade creamy white sauce that has a hint of lemon and the peppery taste of fresh arugula.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Cheese, Ravioli, shrimp
Servings: 4
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1/2 unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes or to taste
  • kosher salt to own taste
  • white pepper to own taste
  • 2 pounds quality cheese ravioli fresh or frozen fresh or frozen
  • 1-2 pounds steamed shrimp cleaned, shells removed
  • 2 cups organic Arugula
  • 2 lemons sliced to serve
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Melt unsalted butter over low – medium heat in large saucepan. Squeeze the juice of the lemon into hot butter, slowly add cream to the pan while stirring constantly -Cream will bubble slightly.
  2. Add Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and continue to stir constantly (If sauce gets too thick add a bit more cream.) Continue stirring till completely smooth- if needed add a touch more cream and continue stirring.
  3. Once done add the lemon zest and set to the side.
  4. Bring a large pasta pan or large stockpot filled with salted water to a full boil.
  5. Cook pasta using package directions or recipe instructions if you are making fresh ravioli. Once done drain pasta, do not rinse pasta
  6. Place pasta in a large serving dish, add arugula, steamed shrimp, lemon cheese sauce, lightly toss and garnish with lemon slices.
  7. Carefully toss as not to break the pasta. Season with additional kosher salt and or pepper if desired before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    April Tuell
    September 16, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I’m not a fan of seafood, but I would love a big bowl of this sans shrimp. It sounds delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at the Friday Frenzy party, hope to see you again soon! 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      January 30, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Thank you April! It was so delicious I really need to make it again!

  • Reply
    The Foodie Affair
    June 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Really love this sauce! I’m always trying to find different flavors and this lemon cheese sauce sounds divine! Trying this recipe!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      When I made this I was looking for something that combined some of my favorite ingredients, but that was unique —and along came Lemon Cheese Sauce over Cheese Ravioli with Shrimp and Arugula ! Thank you so much for the compliments !

  • Reply
    Ronda
    April 18, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Hi Heidy! I pinned and Stumbled your post. Have a great weekend.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallumh
      May 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you so much for the love!!! We appreciate you dropping by <3

  • Reply
    Shelby
    April 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    This looks absolutely AMAZING. The combination of lemon, the peppery arugula and cream is a match made in heaven! Looks like an indulgence I wouldn’t mind having 🙂 You and I seem to love shrimp my dear!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      I do love shrimp and seafood, it’s in my blood I think. I am so happy you like the recipe!

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    April 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    April 16, 2014 at 11:19 am

    G’day This looks terrific Heidy!

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