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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BUITONI RISERVA SHRIMP AND LOBSTER RAVIOLI

As part of the foodbuzz tastemaker program I received Buitoni Riserva pasta to try.















I have the Shrimp and lobster Ravioli with Garlic Butter Sauce, This is a Complete meal for two made with real Maine Lobster

  Having owned a few restaurants my husband and I have tried a lot of
Lobster Ravioli, He's not even fond of the lobster ravioli that Carrabba's has and we love all of the food at Carrabba's, so i was surprised when after his first bite he said it was really good (WOW success!!),

I did have a minor set back with the boil in bag sauce a corner opened up and the sauce started coming out
I grabbed the pack out of the water as soon as I saw this and managed to save most of the sauce I did add about 3 T of butter to the sauce to make a little more.

  I'm glad I was at the stove watching or I would be making my own sauce.  The Sauce is a mild garlic and butter with herbs and very flavorful, the pasta is very tender and you could actually see chunks of lobster and shrimp in every ravioli..
 This was a very quick and delicious meal that i would recommend to all of my friends and family, plenty of food for two people I might add a T of Cognac or sherry to the sauce next time but you don't have to I just can't stop playing with my food I'm always thinking on how to improve something.
















Enjoy!
Allsion
allisonskitchen.blogspot.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

ENGLISH IVY'S RESTAURANT INDIANAPOLIS IN

Hi everyone, Sorry I have not posted in a while, we've had a lot going on this month.
We had to go up to Indiana, and I'm really behind.  I wanted to share a great little restaurant that our nephews took us to right across from their town home.  ENGLISH IVY'S  is located in the beautiful Historic Saint Joseph Neighborhood, just a stone's throw from Downtown Indianapolis.  Such a nice comfortable place. Great atmosphere,everyone was so friendly and the place was decked out top to bottom for Christmas this is a very reasonable place to visit with daily food and drink specials.  I started with a  Bloody Mary (This was a meal in itself)















We all tried something different, so much fun to share!














GRANDMAS POT ROAST (YUM!!)















CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN (sorry about the pic that was a big Bloody Mary! ha ha)















PISTACHIO NUT CRUSTED TILAPIA













PHILLY CHEESE STEAK















JUST SOME OF THE DECORATIONS.
Well that's all for now If your ever in Indianapolis In try English Ivy's, Oh by the way Much thanks to all of my family for putting up with all the picture taking before they could eat!!
ENGLISH IVYS
944 N ALABAMA ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202
317-822-5070
http://www.englishivys.com/
Enjoy!
Allison
allisonskitchen.blogspot.com
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