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Beet Ravioli Stuffed with Ricotta, Goat Cheese, and Mint

Beet ravioli is filled with a savory cheese mixture. You'll need only half a batch of beet pasta for these ravioli.

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh ricotta cheese (about 6 ounces), drained 30 minutes
  • 3/4 cup fresh goat cheese (about 5 ounces), room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus small sprigs for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 recipe Fresh Beet Pasta Dough
  • Semolina flour or fine cornmeal, for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Make the filling: Stir together cheeses and herbs; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Make the ravioli: Dust a baking sheet with semolina or cornmeal. Work with each sheet of dough just after it's been rolled. Cut sheet in half crosswise, and trim each half to a 3-inch-wide strip. Space tablespoons of filling 3 1/2 inches apart along center of 1 strip. Top with remaining strip, and gently press around filling to seal, working from center out. Using a fluted pastry cutter, cut into 3-inch squares. Transfer ravioli to sheet, and cover with a kitchen towel. Repeat with remaining pasta dough and filling. (To store, lightly dust ravioli with semolina, and refrigerate between layers of parchment in an airtight container for up to 4 hours. Alternatively, freeze ravioli in a single layer on a baking sheet, about 15 minutes, and then pack as described above; freeze for up to 1 month. Do not thaw before cooking.)

  3. Step 3

    Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and half of the ravioli. Cook, stirring occasionally to separate, until edges are just tender, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander to drain. Drizzle with oil, and toss gently to coat. Transfer to a bowl, and loosely cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining ravioli.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until butter is dark golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 4 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Divide ravioli among plates (if first batch has cooled, return them to hot water for 15 seconds, then drain). Spoon brown butter over ravioli. Serve immediately garnished with mint.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, May 2007

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Reviews (6)

  • WithTheGrains 28 Feb, 2012

    I made a heart-shaped version of this for Valentine's Day and added a few more flavors here and there. I also made my dough whole wheat. Take a look! http://withthegrains.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/valentines-day-observed-heart-beet-ravioli/

  • kdka30 4 Aug, 2011

    Gorgeous!

  • meg2ryan 15 Aug, 2010

    noitstatesitserves4-serves4asamaincourse-andserves8asanappetier-hopethishelps-myspacebardoesn%27twork%40%21

  • dmcdesign 10 Feb, 2010

    I am going to try tinting wonton wrappers with canned beet juice to save time with the pasta making

  • LeighFFoster 8 Jul, 2008

    no that makes sense!

  • cjgandy 4 Dec, 2007

    This states to serve 4 as a main course and 8 as an appetizer. Is this an error? You all may be slipping! LOL SanMarcoSweets