Everyone loves ravioli. Add a light garlicky shrimp scampi and you've got a delicious combination for your next date night dinner. Why go out to dinner when you can make dishes this delicious in your own home.
Restaurant Style Shrimp and Ravioli Scampi
You may have never thought of topping ravioli with shrimp scampi but I’m here to tell you its a deliciously perfect flavor combination.
In my restaurant days finding new ways to use products we already had on hand was a bonus. If you came up with a new way to combine products on hand was a win-win situation.
I think I always lean towards using ingredients I enjoyed eating and since I loved ravioli, I used it often in a variety of specials.
Ravioli was fairly inexpensive so that meant I could splurge a little on the other ingredients, and shrimp were always a welcome addition to just about any dish, making an inexpensive average meal into an extra special dinner.
These days you can find fresh pasta including ravioli at most grocery stores. You’ll usually find them in the dairy section. They’re about as close to homemade as you get, unless you make them yourself.
My store carries a nice selection of fresh pasta and although I do prefer the De Cecco brand for most of my pasta needs. But, I always look for fresh ravioli and tortellini in the dairy case.
Lisa couldn’t get over how much she enjoyed this dinner ( I couldn’t believe I had never made it for her before). It just goes to show you how easy it is to make Restaurant Style meals in your own home at a fraction of the cost of going out for dinner.
Just think, this amazing Ravioli Scampi costs less to make per person than the price of most fast-food value meals and takes minutes to prepare. Staying home for dinner doesn’t have to be boring, and not only do you save money, but you eat better. I hope you give this meal a try, just add a loaf of good Italian bread and a salad and you’ll be in heaven.
Since you saved so much on dinner why not buy a bottle of wine and rent a movie, now that’s what I call a great home date night!
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