Yesterday was the start of the Chinese New Year, a holiday my family used to celebrate as a child. We'd clean the house from top to bottom in preparation for the new year, children would get little red envelopes with money inside, and the whole family would sit down to a special feast like meal. We no longer really celebrate the holiday with all the hoopla, but I did want to mark the day with a special meal. The color red signifies good luck and fortune, so I thought I should make a tomato based sauce. I decided on Lobster Ravioli with Vodka Sauce.
First I made the filling. I used 8 oz of lobster. You can use the fake stuff, but make sure that it uses potato starch instead of wheat starch as a binder. I added 3oz of cream cheese, 1 sliced scallion - both the white and the green parts, and 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce. I combined all the ingredients and set them aside.
Next I sprinkled sweet rice flour across my work surface.
I rolled out half of my wonton dough recipe until it was quite thin and cut it into 2 inch strips. You can use a pasta roller to roll out the dough.
I placed a tsp of the filling 1 inch apart along the strip of dough,
painted eggwash around each ball of filling,
and folded the dough over pressing down between each lump of filling.
I cut between each ball of filling to create the individual raviolis,
and then crimped the edges with a fork.