Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Break: Butternut Ravioli with Browned Butter Sage Sauce

Our daughter visited us for a few days during Easter break; as short as it was we had a good time. We went to see the Hunger Games which as usual for me, movies are never as good as the books. We took a nice walk through the neighborhood parks and down to the local grocery to pick up a few items for dinner. I love that she has gotten into the whole fitness, healthy food craze at a young age. I did not get into the fitness scene until just about four years ago. As for food, not till she was a few years old and then not always on the healthy spectrum. She is a vegetarian so we opted to make butternut squash raviolis with a browned butter sage sauce.

Success meter (1-3): 3



These were good.



I used the filling from this recipe and the pasta dough from here. The pasta dough recipe definitely had the wrong dry to liquid ratio for Ash had to add a whole lot more water. You may want to find another recipe for the dough. I also did not add the full amount of onions the recipe called for. I just eyeballed it. As for the sauce I melted one stick butter with three tablespoons chopped sage plus a few whole sage leaves, salt and pepper till the butter turned brown and fragrant.

A light sprinkling of salt just before serving really brought out the flavor of the sauce.

7 comments:

  1. I'm impressed you made your own pasta dough! I have to do it someday but I'll deffinitely not use the one you did if it turned out wrong!!

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    1. Yes, the dry and wet ingredient ratio was off. There are several recipes out there. Just pick one and have fun!

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  2. Wow! These ravioli are amazing & you paired them with the perfect sauce!

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you. The sauce was really good!

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  4. Wow! I love that you made your own pasta! I'm trying to make gluten free pasta for ravioli! any tip would be great!!!

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    1. I do not have experience with gluten free foods - sorry. In general you'll want to make sure you roll out your dough fairly thin. Making your own pasta is really very easy and fun! Good luck!

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