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.
Martha Stewart Living, May 2007
- Yield Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as an appetizer
- 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 (http://www.marthastewart.com/262470/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
- Make the filling: Stir together cheeses and herbs; season with salt and pepper.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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