Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ravioli for Two of My Best Friends~

  Ravioli, Italian Cuisine, very similar to Tortellini, but look differently. Some people don't know what's Ravioli, nor Tortellini, especially people in my region XD

  Besides, It similar as well as Chinese Cuisine, Wonton (馄饨). They warp with distinct pastry if compare to each other. Their fillings are different, as well, Wonton's filling usually with ground pork, soy sauce and pepper traditionally. As for Ravioli and Tortellini, they mostly added with cheese and various ingredients.

  I made it with cheddar cheese sauce for my friends, Jimmy and Hammond. I didn't gave them in actual date because their birth date was apposite. Well, glad they love my Ravioli (no-meat version, because Jimmy is a vegetarian XD)
4-5 cups pasta dough
2 cups ricotta cheese 
1 cup mashed potato
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 eggs, well beaten
1½ tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp parmesan

1.      Combine in a large bowl all filling ingredients and set aside.
2.      Divide dough into flour. Lightly roll each portion 1/8 inch thick and cut lengthwise into 5 inch wide strips. (use the strips immediately, do not allow to dry)
3.      Place 2 tsp of the filling 1½ inches from the narrow end and in the centre of the strip.
4.      Continue along the strip, placing the filling at about 3½ inch intervals.
5.      Fold the strip in half lengthwise, covering the mounds of filling. To seal, press the edges together with the tines of a fork. Press gently between the mounds to form rectangles about 3½ inches long.
6.      Cut apart with a pastry cutter and press the cut edges with the tines of a folk to seal.
7.      Cook in a large saucepan brings to boil: 7 quarts water, 2 tbsp salt gradually adds the ravioli (about one-half at a time).
8.      Boil rapidly, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until tender. Remove raviolis with a slotted spoon and drain.
9.      Place on a warmed platter and top with various sauce. Sprinkle with grated Romano or parmesan cheese, serve immediately.

For further information about sauces to serve with Ravioli. Click links of my older recipe post below...