Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Lobster Ravioli SauceA very creamy Lobster Ravioli Sauce

Lobster Ravioli Sauce can be tricky. Good thing I’ve got a video making this sauce with My Borsellini recipe. I have always loved the sweet flavor that comes from a very thin evenly spread sauce like this one so I’ve incorporated the idea into a few recipes of my own.

My Lobster Ravioli Sauce is….

The only difference between my Borsellini recipe and my Lobster Ravioli Sauce recipe is this recipe calls for lobster; so it needs to be either added in with the mushrooms or swapped out and substituted all together. Also when it calls for the stock, use clam juice instead. The great thing about this dish is you can use different raviolis if you’d like that have just cheese or maybe even vegetables. The reason I say that is because that’s exactly what I did here. I cheated and bought a frozen 5 cheese ravioli bag from the grocery for six bucks that feeds 4. Why? First, I love cheese; mmm….Second, price;”Low budget wonder” remember….Third, raviolis can be tedious to make from scratch and I wanted to save time….And last but not least, Five, This really gives a good variety and accentuates the Lobster Ravioli Sauce! Here’s the video for the sauce and in the mean time, get boiling/ steaming those Lobster tails and claws cause you’re going to need the meat!

Lobster Ravioli Sauce Recipe

2 oz unsalted butter
1/2 tsp chopped or minced garlic
1 stock chopped shallots
1/2 tsp of minced anchovy paste, or 1 whole anchovy
1/2 cup clam juice
4 ounce chopped chunks of Lobster meat
2 ounces cognac (amaretto/cognac gives an extra almond flavor)
1 lemon juice squeeze (about 1 Tbsp)
10 ounces heavy cream
1 pinch of cayenne
2 tbsp of Parmesan Cheese

Make sure you babysit this recipe because you don’t want the bottom to burn. In order to keep that from happening you’re going to have to keep a constant stir in between ingredients. Use a medium high to high heat to keep it bubbling. I add small amounts of heavy cream to the boil just to cool it off and repeat. If you add all of it at once, the reduction for the sauce to thicken will seem like an eternity before it’s done. But if you do it right you’ll be enjoying one of life’s delicacies…choking down a few ravioli’s smothered in my Lobster Ravioli Sauce!

Baked Rollero Sandwich (Calzones Recipe)

Calzones RecipeResembles a Calzones Recipe

The Baked Rollero Sandwich is something I created out of my favorite pizza dough recipe. All of the ingredients of your favorite sandwich can be laid out over the top of this rolled out pizza dough, then rolled up and baked to perfection much like a Calzones Recipe in just 8 to 10 minutes!

 

The Rollero Sandwich isn’t a Calzones Recipe

Let’s be absolutely clear about this, the Rollero isn’t a Calzones Recipe but is as unique as one as well as it’s competitor the Stromboli. To be honest it’s the closest thing I could think of relating to it in order for anyone to be able to find this recipe and know of it’s existance at all.  If you’ve never heard of a Rollero Sandwich you don’t know to go looking for a recipe, but since I make it from fresh pizza dough, I’m not exactly lying about the fact that it’s like a Calzones Recipe now am I.  The great thing is this can come from any of your favorite pizza dough recipes, but if you don’t have one or you would like to try mine the ingredients and the directions are listed below.

Combine the following and let it stand 10 min. to activate. You’ll know it’s activated if it doubles in size.

1 tsp. dry yeast
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/4 cup hot water 110 degrees f

Separate bowl Combine in the following order

1 cup hot water 110 degree (hot water out of your tap is fine)
3 cups BREAD flour (this is key, use bread flower)
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram etc.)
1/2 tsp garlic powder

To make a New York style pizza dough, add the activated yeast and mix all ingredients together in a mixer or knead it by hand. It’s designed to be a little sticky, so adding a few tbls. of flour here and there to get it to a desired pizza dough consistency is normal if you need to. Roll into a ball and thinly coat 2 tbls of olive on the outside to prevent dryness and cracking(Calzones Recipe do this). Now just let it rise for the next hour or so, or even refrigerate if you’re wanting it for later. Just make sure it get’s to room temperature and practically doubles in size before you roll it out to make a pie, or in this case my Rollero Sandwich. Separate the dough into four equal portions and roll it out thin; maybe an 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch TOPS, because it will double if not triple in size when it bakes.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees! Yes 450, that is NOT a typo. A wooden slate is best for baking but a pan works just fine. 8 to 10 minutes is all it’s gonna take for you to enjoy my Baked Rollero Sandwich (Calzones Recipe) after you follow all of the video instructions!

New York Style Pizza Recipe

New York style pizzaNew York Style Pizza

So you think you can make a New York style pizza huh? Well honestly, I didn’t have a clue this time last year until I dabbled and experimented with a few recipes. Finally I came up with this little gem known in my family as, “The Masterpiece”! All joking aside, this New York style pizza recipe makes a pretty damn good pizza.

How good is this New York style Pizza recipe?

I’ve heard questions like, “You made this?” and when I firmly respond with a, “YES”, I hear things like, “Nuh-aaa…”, or, “Really”, oh, and also, “Damn!”! So if you want to pull your adult pants up and officially dig into this one, be my guest. Just realize once the frustration starts, there’s no going back, because this is one of those recipes that you don’t give up on until you’ve reached perfection; that is if you’re truly a fan of a New York style pizza! The secret is in the yeast and in the rise. I don’t care if you follow this recipe to a T, if you don’t handle the yeast right, or you don’t room temperature rise, you are going to have some problems. Other than that, it is the easiest recipe in the world if you just follow these simple steps in the order they’re laid out below, you will make an awesome New York style pizza! This recipe makes 1 16″ in. pizza pie and is also the same recipe I use to make my Rollero Sandwich which can be found here http://poormansgourmetkitchen.com/baked-rollero-sandwich-calzones-recipe.html

New York Style Pizza Recipe

Combine the following and let it stand 10 min. to activate.
You’ll know it’s activated if it doubles in size.

1 tsp. dry yeast
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1/4 cup hot water 110 degrees f

Separate bowl Combine in the following order

1 cup hot water 110 degree (hot water out of your tap is fine)
3 cups BREAD flour (this is key, use bread flower)
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram etc.)
1/2 tsp garlic powder

To make a New York style pizza pie, add the activated yeast and mix all ingredients together in a mixer or knead it by hand. It’s designed to be a little sticky, so adding a few tbls. of flour here and there to get it to a desired pizza dough consistency is normal if you need to. Roll the dough into a ball and thinly coat 2 tbls of olive oil on the outside to prevent dryness and cracking. Now just let it rise for the next hour or so, or even refrigerate if you’re wanting it for later. Just make sure the dough get’s to room temperature and practically doubles in size before you roll it out to make a pie. Roll it out thin; maybe an 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch TOPS. Then of course leave a thicker edge; but not as thick as you think you’d like it when you eat it, cause it will double if not triple in size when it bakes. Next, throw down your favorite sauce (spaghetti sauce will even work), meats, veggies, whatever. Most use Mozzarella cheese but if you can 50/50 with Provolone, that’s the way to go, trust me! Preheat oven to 500 degrees! Yes 500, that is NOT a typo. A wooden slate is best for baking but a pan works just fine. 8 to 10 minutes is all it’s gonna take for you to enjoy this New York style pizza recipe!