Sunday, August 16, 2015

Smoked Salmon Ravioli with Cream Sauce for a Back to School #SundaySupper

Smoked Salmon Ravioli with Cream Sauce for a Back to School #SundaySupper

As I stated in my preview I published last Thursday, this week's #SundaySupper theme is Back to School where we are sharing ideas for your lunchbox, after school snacks, school day breakfasts and dinners. For it, I've decided to approach the theme with a dish that works well on busy school nights and when I need to get supper on the table in an expeditious manner, I often turn to pasta dishes.

Inspiration Behind the Dish

For this dish, I went back to the same company where I purchased squid ink tagliolini for a dish I published last month. This purchase was different however, because my prior dish was a spontaneous decision. This wasn't. Their selection of filled pasta included flavors such as mushroom, cheese and pumpkin but what caught my eye was this smoked salmon ravioli. The Flavor Bible noted ingredients such as cream, dill garlic, butter and lemon pair well with smoked salmon and found a sauce that utilized these ingredients.

Dish Details

I adapted the sauce from a recipe I found on


Kosher salt
1 pound smoked salmon ravioli
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 green onions, sliced thin
2 clove garlic, minced
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
Dill sprigs (for garnish)


1. Boil the pasta. Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil over high heat. Drop the ravioli into the water and boil according to the directions on the package. Drain then set aside and keep warm.

2. Prepare the cream sauce. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the green onions and garlic to sweat, approximately 3 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the cream, then add the lemon zest and dill. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until the sauce thickens, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in the Parmesan. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary. To plate, place ravioli into warmed bowls, then drizzle the ravioli with the cream sauce. Garnish with fresh dill and serve.

Final Thoughts

From a technique standpoint, I normally advocate to undercook the pasta and finish it off in the sauce, but I chose to fully cook here and top the pasta with the sauce for presentation purposes. If you can't find smoked salmon ravioli, most any seafood filling can be an acceptable substitute, or you can add the salmon into the sauce and substituting the ravioli for longer pasta such as lingiune, sticking more closely to the original recipe.

I wasn't happy with how I garnished the dish because the dill looks like something you'd pull out of the drain of your shower while cleaning the bathroom. The flavor profile was definitely present was because both my Mrs. Stuntman and my daughter enjoyed the dish. I'd like to thank Caroline of Caroline's Cooking for co-hosting this week's event with me and please be sure to check out the other dishes offered to make "Back to School" easier this week.

Getting Started On School Days
Ideas for the Lunchbox
After School Snacks and Beverages
School Night Suppers
Sweets to End the Day
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  1. I've never had smoked salmon ravioli but I'd love to try it with this sauce!

  2. I'm not a huge fan of dill anyway, DB, but you've put me completely off now! That Parmesan cream sauce, however, is something I would LOVE! Thanks so much for hosting this great theme.

  3. Great job DB!! I love the flavor Bible and hadn't really thought about using it this way! Thanks for the tip! Have a great day my friend!

  4. Oooh, I need to hunt down some smoked salmon ravioli---it sounds amazing. And with a creamy dill sauce? So elegant without slaving away for hours. Thanks for hosting us this week and for giving me a giggle about your dill garnish---I think you're being hard on yourself as it's a gorgeous presentation.

  5. You hit the nail on the head with this meal for my daughter. She would choose that in a restaurant every time so to have it at home she would be thrilled. Thanks so much for hosting too!

  6. What a lovely combo! Ravioli + smoked salmon make a perfect duet. Sounds fantastic for back to school week or any dinner time.

  7. I love seafood ravioli. With a cream sauce is simply heavenly.

  8. I love your combo of the seafood ravioli and the cream sauce with the parmesan and dill. They sound wonderful together and perfect for a weekday dinner. Can't wait to try this recipe!

  9. Pasta is always a favorite in our household. The sauce sounds great to go with a seafood version.

  10. Oh, boy, DB! I'd love to dive into a plate of your salmon ravioli..especially if it comes with your lovely sauce =) Thanks again for co-hosting today's Sunday Supper =)

  11. I love the idea of smoked salmon ravioli! And with your sauce, wow!

  12. I can see a plate of this ravioli and your sauce in my future!

  13. I would ALWAYS be on time for dinner with this on the table!

  14. Cream sauce? Check
    Ravioli? Check
    Smoked salmon? Heck yeah I'll give it a try!

  15. Very informative, keep posting such good articles, it really helps to know about things.

  16. What an healthy and helpful post, I really love to read such kind of informative articles that you have written.
    Thanks for sharing.


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