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Lobster Ravioli in Browned Butter Sauce.
Y’all know how much I love pasta. LOVE pasta. When I was asked to partner with Parla to share my personal experience with their pastas it was an easy yes. I’m always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen without sacrificing quality. That is important to me. I was THRILLED to find out that not only are Parla pastas made in the USA from a family owned and operated company (right here in my great state of North Carolina) Parla pastas are made and filled with all-natural ingredients – ingredients that you can actually recognize and pronounce.
Even their preservative is natural: freezing. Frozen isn’t a bad thing. Parla uses a quick freezing process which locks in nutrition, flavor and freshness – without using artificial preservatives. Parla (which happens to mean speak in Italian) speaks pasta. They currently offer 8 different varieties for you to choose from.
I was impressed to find out that not only do they use REAL ingredients (real eggs, real cheese, real meat and chicken, real veggies) they use Hand-chopped fillings. Hand chopped by employees, some who have been with Drake’s Fresh Pasta Co. for 20 years. Parla carefully sources their ingredients and have a rigorous standard they hold their vendors to. Quality control.
Their pastas cooked up perfectly. The dough was thin and tender and the filling was well FILLED with chunky, chopped filling. It was more than enough for a meal – a meal families can share and enjoy together. You can see that from the photos.
What did I chose first? Lobster Ravioli. It’s filled with both lobster knuckle and claw meat. I knew that I wanted a simple sauce to be able to showcase the sweet, succulent lobster filling. Browned butter was the answer. The pasta took just under 7 minutes to cook, I tossed it with the browned butter and garnished with fresh herbs. It was a perfectly gourmet plate of pasta in less than 10 minutes! It would also be amazing with our VODKA SAUCE.
You may be wondering what the difference between refrigerated pastas and Parla’s frozen pasta are? Freezing quickly means that the nutrients are locked in and the product is at top performance. Because their preservative is freezing they don’t need to include preservatives and stabilizers like some refrigerated filled pastas do. Nice right?
The Drake family has been making pasta for over 30 years in High Point, North Carolina. They use 100% REAL ingredients to produce premium pastas. Their pasta is made with extra fancy durum wheat flour and are rolled out on machinery (all from Italy). You can find Parla pasta in Harris Teeter, Publix as well as the FREEZER section of these select grocers.
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