The pros: Tasty ravioli, visually Trader Joe's Lobster Ravioli are very pretty with a candy cane like stripe. Makes for 2 servings or one big serving.
The cons: Filling is very homogenous so don't expect big chunks of lobster here.
The verdict: For $3.99, this is a much better way of indulging in Lobster Ravioli than paying $20 to have this out in a restaurant. The only thing you won't get here is a big dinner bill. This can be dressed up to match what comes in a restaurant by adding shrimp or langostinos to the sauce. Even peas could be added to make it a full meal.
The fresh pasta was good. The stripe is more decorative than anything else as the red tastes no different from the yellow pasta. The filling was a nice lobster, cheese, breading mixture. The one thing you might also notice is the distinct flavor of Old Bay is pronounced but not overpowering.
If you are a seafood fan and you keep your expectations in line with $4 ravioli, this is a great choice
The box of Trader Joe's Lobster Ravioli:
The nutritional information, the ingredients, how to prepare:
After being cooked you get:
What do most places serve this with? Usually a pink sauce. I added some basil too.
Would I buy this again? For me this is a yes. Obviously you would need to be a seafood fan and you need to check your expectations for $3.99. You aren't going to get chunks of lobster, but you'll get a nice filling with some lobster, some breading and some cheese. Paired with the right sauce
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