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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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Maree Sperle says
These all look delicious but the Lobster Ravioli in butter sauce will be the first pasta I will try.
Nora b says
Vaishali Sharda says
The lobster ravioli sounds wonderful, as do all of them. The mushroom ravioli might be my first purchase.
the portabella mushroom ravioli!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
That asiago tortellini sounds amazing!
Anne Nelson says
I would love to try the Lobster Ravioli! I love seafood AND pasta so it’s a match made in heaven!
They all sound amazing but I’d start with the Real Cheese!
Lynda@Me and My Pink Mixer says
They all sound delicious, but I would love to try the lobster ravioli most of all!
I am most interested in trying their chicken and spinach ravioli.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I love all things lobster. I also LOVE the depth of flavor of browned butter!
I’d try Asiago tortellini!
This looks so good! I definitely need to check this brand out! Sounds like such a great product and love that it’s made in the USA!
We eat a lot of pasta too and this dish sounds so good. I mean, it really has everything I love!
Kimberly G says
I would like to try the cheese ravioli.
Robin Chesser says
I’d make the lobster ravioli first!
Will G says
I’d make the Asiago Tortellini.
I would make the lobster ravioli first.
Lobster ravioli with browned butter and parmesan sounds divine.
Lobster Ravioli is the first one I’d make.
I love quick, easy and delicious ideas like this!! I was thinking of pairing the lobster ravioli with vodka sauce as well!! YUM!!
Dan Dykstra says
Four cheese manicotti looks wonderful.
Kelly D says
I would like to make the asiago tortellini.
WOW!! I love lobster ravioli! This looks delicious!
Spinach Florentine Ravioli
Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says
Wow! This is a dish that is sure to impress! Sounds dreamy!
Jessica Gipson says
I never tried this brand, but will keep my eyes open, looks good.
I absolutely love pasta so this looks amazing.
I think I’d try the Lobster Ravioli first like you did!
I love lobster ravioli!
I would try Asiago tortellini!
Stacey Roberson says
I would try the four-cheese-manicotti first.
Laura S says
This Lobster Ravioli sounds like the one I’d most likely try first, it’s like all my favorite things rolled into one delicious dish!!
Amy Z. says
I’d make the spinach florentine ravioli!
I would try the asiago.
Britty Brannon says
Would definitely go for the asiago tortellini! And use a creamy alfredo type sauce!
the lobster ravioli
Katie Bellamy says
I’d try the Asiago Tortellini first! Yummy!
Katrina Brockavich says
Lobster ravioli would be the first one I would make, because I’ve never made lobster ravioli! It sounds delicious!
TAMARA EARNHART says
I would love to try the spinach florentine ravioli.
Lisa Brown says
I would make the asiago tortellini. Looks fantastic!
The first thing I would make is the Portabella Mushroom Ravioli with a rose sauce. I love mushrooms!
Marilyn Nawara says
I would make the Portabella Mushroom Ravioli first — sounds delicious!
Ellen Casper says
I would make mushroom ravioli
Of course Id make the Lobstahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh First!
jeremy mclaughlin says
I would make the mushroom ravioli.
Lissa Crane says
I would love to make the Lobster Ravioli, just like in your post! It is my all time favorite and it’s what I usually order for my birthday treat at a restaurant, but I would love to be able to make it at home!
Love love raviolo