Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart Shaped Ravioli

So here's the thing about homemade pasta: it intimidates me.

I've never made homemade pasta, but I suppose someday soon my curiousity will trump my apprehension. Until then, I've found a secret weapon in homemade ravioli-making:

Egg roll wraps make a beautiful ravioli that you can fancy up to your heart's content.

Follow these easy steps to make your own ravioli, perhaps for Valentine's Day on Monday...

Heart Shaped Ravioli

1 package Nasoya Egg Roll or Won Ton Wraps
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons fresh herbs (I used Italian Parsley--but you can mix in basil or oregano too)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons marinara sauce (optional--I used some to add a bit of extra zest)

Place the wraps on a cutting board and using a cookie cutter, cut pair of wraps into shapes:

Mix the remaining ingredients together and place an approximate teaspoon full on the middle of each heart, being careful to allow a border to press the sides together:

Using your finger, spread some water on the "top" heart as well as the border of the bottom heart:

Press the sides together to adhere:

Boil for 2-3 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce. I used a new family favorite Roasted Red Pepper and Eggplant Sauce, one I will share soon.

The sky is the limit on shape selection. G already has a request pending for train ravioli.

Life is sweet,


Laura said...

Hee hee! Liam would LOVE to be at your house that night!

JerseyBaby said...

This is really kind of creepy. Not the recipe, but the fact that you made it this week. Monday night Josh made a spinach ravioli with WONTON WRAPPERS as well, having found this recipe over the weekend. Spooky, but deelish!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

JB-Great minds think alike!