This week, as we’re determined to take you on a culinary journey through Lazio, we could scarcely neglect the region’s long-established love affair with seafood. The Romans were, after all, the vanguards of European aquaculture, with the cultivation and farming of seafood first established by the Ancient civilisation. The Romans, who loved fish and seafood, created the first oyster farms, and adopted the Assyrian vivarium, a kind of 'swimming pool' where fish and crustaceans caught in lagoons were kept alive until consumption. In fact, the Roman people's love of seafood was so fervent, that the civilisation was held responsible for severe overfishing in and around the Mediterranean. Only with the introduction of conservation methods and regulated fishing techniques, have we come to restore the damage inflicted by the Roman love-lust for frutti di mare (‘fruit of the sea’, referring to ‘seafood’).
In this dish, we’ve sourced inspiration from the bountiful pools of the Assyrian vivarium, choosing to fill our ravioli with succulent crab meat and fresh prawn. To accentuate the flavour of - and indeed do justice to – these ingredients, we dress the ravioli in a simple, but beautiful, butter infused with sage (a fabulous pairing for seafood). To finish, we garnish with a little asparagi di mare (the Italians gorgeously, even poetically, refer to samphire as 'asparagus of the sea'), adding a final whisper of the salty lagoons of Ancient Rome - and at its most beautiful.
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Crab & Prawn Ravioloni (200g):
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, WHEAT Flour ‘00’, EGG, Water), Filling (Mascarpone Cheese (MILK, Cream (MILK), Salt, Lactic Acid), Crab (27.5%, CRUSTACEAN), Prawns (CRUSTACEAN), Pangasius (FISH), Butter (MILK), Onion, Potato Flakes, Garlic, Salt, Parsley, Fresh Chilli Pepper, White Pepper, Rice Flour
Sage Butter (20g):
Butter (MILK) (87%), Sage (10%), Salt, Black Pepper
Calories per serving: 882kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 11.3g
Of which sugars 1.8g