Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rainy day ravioli

Tables full of tomatoes at Hollygrove market and a mean pasta craving inspired me to make some ravioli and sauce on Sunday.  It was quite the process, but if you are up for a challenge, and love a carbohydrate this is the recipe for you. I was able to make this recipe with 100% local ingredients!



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                                                            For the ravioli dough

                             3 cups flour

                                                                     4 eggs

                            2 tablespoons oil

1. combine eggs and flour in bowl and mix with hands until all ingredients are combined (if you are blessed with a bread mixer here it will save you some heartache, but it definitely isn’t necessary)

2. place dough ball in a covered bowl for 30 minutes to let rest

3. roll out dough on floured surface and cut in to a rectangle shape (if you are lucky enough to have a pasta roller it would come in super handy here, but again not necessary)

 raviolis 1 raviolis 2

  for the filling…

you can use whatever you please for the pasta filling, but its good if it has some sort of cheese to bind all of the ingredients together.  I used sautéed portabellas, zucchini,  steamed arugula, and a bit of goat cheese to fill my ravioli.

ravioli 3 

Once dough and filling is prepared it is time to construct the raviolis.  Spoon a teaspoon of filling on to the dough rectangle about 1/2 an inch apart.  From there, fold dough over, cut, and pinch shut with fork.

raviolis5 raviolis 6raviolis 4 

Once all ravioli are assembled, boil until floating, about 10 minutes.


For the sauce..

1 red onion

3 cloves garlic

4-5 tomatoes crushed

5-7 basil leaves

1 tsp olive oil

1. sauté onions and garlic in oil until soft, about 5 minutes

2. add tomato and basil bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer.  About 15 minutes

sauce toms sauce

Once all ingredients are cooked cover ravioli with sauce, top with shredded cheese, and enjoy.  This recipe is quite a few steps and more than a little work.  But wowza is it worth it!

ravioli final


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