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Friday, 8 June 2012

The Pasta Project- Potato Ravioli with a chilli tomato sauce.

When I was a teenager I regularly had dish similar to this at The Sheaf in Double Bay, Sydney Australia.  I use to look forward to having this every Sunday because 1) it was a work lunch shout and 2) it was delish.

  The difference is I have made it with wonton wrappers instead of pasta.  I have really embraced the wonton wrapper ravioli as it makes the meal really light and doesn't feel like you have eaten pasta. Doesn't feel like it sits in you stomach for too long.

Ingredients:

Ravioli

4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (2cm's)
a splash of cream about 50 mls
1/4 of a cup of parmesan cheese
120 grams of ricotta
pinch of salt 
Pinch of pepper
wonton wrappers

Sauce

3/4 of a can of tinned tomatoes (I use the Watties crushed and sieved)
1 heaped teaspoon of garlic,
1/2 a large onion diced
3/4 of a teaspoon of brown sugar (to taste)
1 teaspoon of crushed chilli
Parmasan to garnish.

Method:

Boil some water add potatoes and strain once cooked. (stick a skewer into a cube of potato to double check they are cooked right through.  The potato should slip right off.)  Drain the potatoes and add the Potatoes, parmesan, the splash of cream, the ricotta to a large bowl and use a hand blended to combine.  Add some salt and pepper.  Make sure that the potato isnt too mushy. See below pic for consistancy




Get a table spoon and heap some of the potato mixture onto a wonton wrapper. Wet the outer sides of the wonton wrapper and fold over to create a triangle.  Use a fork to seal the ravioli's.  Repeat till the mixture is used up. (see below pic)




For the sauce, put a splash of oil into a fry pan, add the diced onion and fry on medium till transparent, Ad garlic and chilli and fry till flavours have combined.  Add the tinned tomatoes and stir till combined with the onions, chilli and garlic.  Add sugar and stir through.  taste and see if you need to add more sugar.  the sugar should cancel out the tin flavour of the tinned tomatoes. Keep on a low heat, boil some water in a seperate pot and add some salt.  Once the water is boiling, add 2 of the ravioli's at a time.  Dont do any more as they will stick together.  Once you have cooked all the ravioli's in the boiling water, plate the ravioli and add the pasta sauce.  Garnish with parmesan.



Images by me.




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