Friday, January 18, 2008

Chicken cheese ravioli with brown butter and walnut sauce and a salad

Wednesdays are reserved for pastas or pizzas. We love pasta and so most Wednesday nights, its pasta night. This week it was ravioli. This is the first time that i made ravioli, well boiled it. It was so delicious that we will end up making it very soon again. This meal takes only 20-30 mins to put together and with a healthy serving of salad, its not too unhealthy either.

The day i decided to make ravioli, i looked up the recipe for its sauce on Food Network, epicurious etc but all recipes called for some or the other ingredient which i did not have on hand. So this recipe is combination of recipes that i saw on these websites.


For the pasta:

1/2 pound chicken and cheese ravioli (We got it at costco-next time will try the one at TJ).
1 tblsp butter
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/4 cup walnuts
1-2 tblsp grated parmesan cheese
Parsley for garnish (I used coriander but recipe called fro basil and parsley)

Break the walnuts into small pieces and microwave for 2-3 mins till they get a bit roasted.
Heat butter on low heat. Wait till it turns brown. Then add olive oil, chopped garlic and chili flakes and cook on low heat. Add walnut pieces and keep the sauce warm.

In the meantime, cook the ravioli as per the directions. This took only 4 mins in the boiling water.

Drain the pasta, Add to the sauce and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat. Put some pieces of ravioli on a plate, spoon the sauce with walnut pieces, garnish with coriander and grated parmesan cheese.

For the salad:
Mix greens (we use the organic mix greens from Costco)
Chopped tomatoes
chopped carrots
sliced onions
your fav dressing.

Mix everything together and serve. I used the wishbone spritzers for the first time (Italian dressing). It tasted great with the pasta).


Mansi Desai said...

oh boy! I love everything about this Ravioli, except the chicken:( But I'll try to make the veggie version...i think it will be great! thanks for sharing vimmi:)

meeso said...

This sounds great, I love chicken so much more than beef and I would enjoy this version much, much more!...AND it's got some walnuts...perfect!