Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing Top Chef - Raviolis And BBQ Shrimp

This week we decided to make corn star raviolis in sweet basil cream sauce and bacon wrapped shrimp with chipotle barbecue sauce. Below is the picture of the raviolis courtesy of the food network and here is the link to the recipe : Corn Star Raviolis in Sweet Basil Cream Sauce.

This dish was very time consuming to make, however it was worth every second of time it took to prepare. It was delicious! We had a little trouble finding the wonton wrappers, we went to 3 different stores (Wal-mart, Albertsons, and Whole Foods) and Whole Foods was the only store that we were able to find them at. I was so glad that we put in the extra effort to look for them because they made great ravioli! This recipe was great as is, but I think it would also be great with some meat added into it, next time we will try it with some crab or lobster meat. We will definitely be making this dish for years to come. It would be a great dish to use if you want to impress company (just don't tell them you used wonton wrappers for the ravioli, let them think you slaved for hours making homemade pasta!).

To go with the raviolis we had some bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp, we figured they must go well with the ravioli since Guy did them together on the same show. Also it would give us some meat in the meal. Here is a Picture of the shrimp courtesy of the food network and here is the link to the recipe: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp With Chipotle Barbecue Sauce.

These shrimp were delicious! After eating these you wont want to eat shrimp any other way! The BBQ sauce was so good, It had just the right amount of spice so that it wasn't too hot, but it had a bit of an after burn. We loved the sauce so much that we have decided that we are going to use sauce recipe to make BBQ ribs in. The only things we did differently from the recipe is that we didn't add the red pepper flakes (we thought that would make it too hot) and we added a little honey to the sauce which gave it the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Also I would suggest using thick cut bacon (guy uses it on the show but its not listed on the recipe) with the thick bacon you can cut a bacon strip in half and it is plenty enough to wrap around one shrimp. We will definitely be making these again, this recipe is a winner!

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