Crab Meat Ravioli with Smoked Salmon Cream
Chopped Peeled Carrot – 1/3 cup
Finely Chopped Peeled Fresh Ginger – 1 ½ tsp
Smoked Salmon Fillet – 3 ounces
Chilled Whipping Cream – 3 tbsp
Egg White – 1 tbsp
Fresh Crabmeat – 4 ounces
Green Onion, Chopped – 1
Celery Stalk, Finely Diced – ½
Chopped Fresh Cilantro – 2 tsp
Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 ½ tsp
Salt – 1/8 tsp
Pepper – 1/8 tsp
Olive Oil – 1 cup
White Wine Vinegar – 1/4 cup
Fresh Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup
Tomatoes, Peeled, Seeded, Diced – 2
Snow Peas, Cut Into Strips – 3 ounces
Celery Stalk, Cut Into Strips – 1
Minced Fresh Chives – 3 tbsp
- Lightly sprinkle a large baking sheet with flour. Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Add carrot and ginger and blanch 1 minute. Drain and cool.
- Remove any skin from salmon. Chop salmon coarsely. Transfer to the processor. Add cream and egg white, puree. Transfer to a bowl. Mix in carrot, ginger, crab, onion, celery, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place 1 gyoza wrapper on work surface. Place 1 level of tablespoon filling in the center. Brush edges with water. Cover with another gyoza wrapper and press firmly around edges to seal. Transfer to prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining gyoza wrappers and filling. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with plastic and chill.)
- Bring a large saucepan of water to boil. Add gyoza in batches and cook until tender, about 3 minutes per batch. Using a slotted spoon, transfer gyoza to another baking sheet. Cover with foil.
- Meanwhile, Prepare Vinaigrette:
- Combine oil, vinegar and lemon juice in a large skillet. Stir over medium heat until warm. Add tomatoes, snow peas and celery; stir just until heated through, 2 minutes. Add chives. Divide mixture among plates. Place ravioli on top of vinaigrette.
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