Scallop and thyme ravioli

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Sea scallops
Salt and freshly-ground white pepper
4 Sprigs fresh thyme
2 Zucchini, (up to 3)
2 tablespoons Olive oil
1 pack Square Chinese ravioli skins (about 80)
1 Egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash
1 quart Fish stock
4 Sticks unsalted butter (1 pound)
6 Shallots, peeled and diced
¾ cup Dry white wine
⅓ cup Vinegar, about
3 tablespoons Heavy cream
6 Sprigs fresh thyme, chopped

BEURRE BLANC SAUCE

Cut scallops into small cubes. Season generously with salt, pepper and leaves from thyme sprigs. Stir well and set aside for 10 minutes. Meanwhile evenly peel zucchini skins about ⅛-inch thick and cut into ¾ x ½-inch rectangles -- you should have about 100 pieces. Reserve pulp for another use. Heat olive oil with a dash of water in a skillet and saute zucchini rectangles 1 to 2 minutes unt il just tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Working one at a time, lay a ravioli skin on dry work surface and brush edges with egg wash. Layer one zucchini square in center, top with ¾ teaspoon of cubed scallops and then with another zucchin i square. Cover with another ravioli skin and gently press edges to seal. Repeat until all filling is used up. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare sauce.

In a saucepan over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter and saute shallots until they wilt, about 2 minutes. Add white wine and reduce liquid to a glaze. Add vinegar and reduce to a glaze. Add cre am, stir and reduce until thickened. Reduce heat to low, add thyme and begin to add remaining butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. Move pan on and off heat as needed to keep sauce mel ting to a creamy consistency. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a dash of vinegar, if needed. Keep warm over very low heat while you finish ravioli.

In a wide saucepan heat fish stock to simmering. Add ravioli and poach them in batches for 2 minutes, or until they rise to surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and dip in sauce, coating them thoroug hly. Serve in warmed plates, garnished with a few zucchini squares.

Recipe by: David Rosengarten Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #513 by "Master Harper Gaellon" <gaellon@...> on Mar 12, 1997

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