Those lucky enough to have driven along the Italian coastline will be familiar with the small, family-run restaurants that appear on the horizon. As one draws closer, one cannot help but marvel at how beautiful their pale blue facades look against the sun: a sort of seaside fairy tale. But it’s the waft of fresh seafood cooking in the kitchens of these little, family-run establishments that is most captivating. From aragosta - lobster in Italian - to the most beautiful crab, these little coastline eating spots typically source freshly-caught seafood directly from nearby fishermen in the morning, giving them time to prepare the catch and create simple but sublime dishes in time for hungry drivers to feast upon as lunchtime arrives.
In this dish, we’ve looked to this wonderfully idyllic scene of the Italian coastline for inspiration, filling this ravioli with succulent prawn meat with a hint of chilli. To complement the flavours of these ingredients, we dress the ravioli in a simple, but beautiful, butter infused with sage (a fabulous pairing for seafood), as well as a sprinkling of Mario Fongo grissini crumb. To finish, we garnish with a little asparagi di mare (the Italians adorably, and fittingly, refer to samphire as ‘asparagus of the sea’), adding a final nod to the Italian seaside.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Prawn & Chilli Ravioli (200g):
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semola, Soft WHEAT Flour, Pasteurized EGG, Preservative E202, Rice Flour), Filling (Prawns (47%) (CRUSTACEAN), Ricotta Cheese (MILK), Mascarpone Cheese (MILK), Emulsifier (Potatoes Flakes, Starch, Rice Cream, Vegetable Fibre), Butter (MILK), Shallot, White Wine (SULPHITES), Salt, Chilli (0.5%), Black Pepper, Preservative E2022
Sage Butter (25g):
Butter (MILK) (87%), Sage (10%), Salt, Black Pepper
Samphire (9g): Samphire
Grissini Crumb (8g):
WHEAT Flour, Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Yeast, Salt, Malt (BARLEY)
Calories per serving: 541kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 7.7g
Of which sugars 1.3g