Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ravioli? Holy Canoli!

Took a stab at making some ravioli with won ton wrappers tonight.

The stuffing:

  • spinach (12 oz bag, frozen)
  • mushrooms (8 oz. package)
  • minced garlic (about one clove)
  • about 2/3 c. ricotta
  • 1/2 c. mozzarella
  • about 1/4 c. grated parmesan
  • salt
  • pepper
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • nutmeg
The first three ingredients were saute├ęd together first, then cooled before mixing with the cheeses.

Won Ton wrappers.

Placed a little less than a tablespoon of stuffing, used water to moisten the sides, folded over and sealed shut.

Boiled in water in batches for about 1-2 minutes (we weren't really timing these, just kind of wingin' it and cooking them until the won ton skins became translucent).

Tossed with some Emeril Vodka Sauce and proceeded to inhale. I think the flavor of the stuffing really made this dish. The won ton wrappers were tricky to deal with though, and a few split open during cooking. We had some filling leftover and I suggested saving it for omelets tomorrow. Doug was on board with that idea!

Overall, a tasty dish and a great way to beat a ravioli craving. I thought filling the wrappers would take forever, but it went by pretty fast. And since boiling them didn't take long either, this ended up being a relatively quick dinner.

We have a list of different fillings we want to try, so stay tuned for more of these little bundles of joy in the future.

And, given the title of the post, I leave you with this:

Have a good night!


simplyshaka said...

Good lord, that looks delicious. And loving the idea for keeping the filling for leftovers for tomorrow!!

I've never made ravioli before but figure if I can make pierogies, I can make ravioli. Bring it on!!

Tamara said...

Exactly! We actually got the idea after watching some footage from a pierogie festival on TV, haha. So we plan on making those soon too.