Cookbook:Ravioli

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Ravioli
Ravioli.jpg
Category Pasta recipes
Servings ca. 60 pieces
Time 1 hour prep, 10 minutes cook

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Italian cuisine | Pasta


Ingredients[edit]

  • 12 oz. (340 g) pasta dough or
  • 1 package of won-ton wrappers (available in the Asian section of most supermarkets)

Procedure[edit]

Assembly[edit]

  1. Divide the pasta dough (prepared according to the recipe Pasta Fresca All'uovo) into four equal pieces.
  2. Roll out one of these portions until it is about a 1/16-inch thick rectangle.
  3. Roll out another the same size. Cover with a damp tea towel.
  4. Place about 1 tablespoonful of filling about every two inches across and down the rectangle of dough in a checker-board pattern.
  5. With a wet pastry brush or your index finger, paint lines down between the mounds of filling in a chequer-board pattern.
  6. Carefully place the other sheet of pasta on top of the other one and press down around the mounds of filling firmly.
  7. With a sharp knife, pizza wheel or pastry cutter, cut the ravioli into individual squares.
  8. Crimp the edges with a fork. Besides being decorative, this ensures that they are well sealed.
  9. Process the other two portions of dough in the same way.
  • Alternative methods:
Half-moon ravioli
  1. Cut 3-inch diameter circles with a biscuit cutter, OR take one won-ton wrapper.
  2. Place a tablespoon of filling in the centre of a pasta circle or won-ton wrapper, wet the edges and cover with another circle, OR
  3. Place 1½ teaspoon of filling in the centre of a pasta circle or won-ton wrapper.
  4. Fold over one edge of the circle (or won-ton wrapper) to the other edge to form a semi-circular shaped raviolo.
  5. Crimp the edges

To Cook[edit]

  1. Gently drop the ravioli into 1½ to 2 gallons of gently boiling salted water. If boiling is too vigorous, the ravioli may break open.
  2. Stir gently with a heat-proof spatula to prevent sticking. Contrary to the dictates of purists, you may add a little olive oil to the water if you wish.
  3. Simmer the ravioli for about 8 minutes or until tender but not soft.
  4. Off the heat, remove the ravioli gently with a slotted spoon or a spider.
  5. Drain in a colander.
  6. Serve with tomato sauce, or with melted butter and Parmesan cheese.


Fillings[edit]