As part of Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker program, I received a coupon for a free Buitoni Frozen Meal for Two. When I saw the different varieties offered I instantly knew which one I would purchase. Shrimp and Lobster Raviolis used to be offered at the Olive Garden and it was my husband’s favorite dish. When I told him about Buitoni’s Shrimp and Lobster Raviolis and that I received a coupon, I think his heart might have leapt. 🙂
For a frozen meal the pasta portion themselves tasted just as good as what would be served at a commercial Italian restaurant like the OG. I was, however, slightly disappointed with the lack of discernible lobster and shrimp pieces. Also, I think I would have prefered a cheesy or alfredo like sauce to their thick butter sauce. The butter sauce was palatable, but it would have been better as a thinner sauce, rather than their thick roux.
Though, I have to tell ya, that butter sauce was pretty darn delicious over some fresh roasted veggies. Mmmm. Even with those two minor set backs, I wasn’t complaining. For $10, it’s something I might do again one of these nights as a special Italian Restaurant at home dinner date.
Question: Have you tried the Buitoni Frozen meals? What did you think? If you haven’t tried them, what is your favorite ravioli variety?
–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist