Friday, December 4, 2015

Beet Ravioli with Goat Cheese, Ricotta and Mint Filling

Source: Food52, March 6, 2011

Ingredients

2 large beets
2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups flour (plus more for dusting)
teaspoon salt
cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup goat cheese
tablespoon chopped parsley
tablespoon chopped mint
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Parmesan cheese for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Wrap the beets in tinfoil and place on a baking sheet. Roast about 1 hour or until the beets are tender.
  3. Remove beets from oven and allow them to cool a bit before handling. Remove the skins, place in a food processor and puree the beets until smooth.
  4. Add eggs to the food processor and pulse until combined. Add flour and salt and process until dough comes together.
  5. Transfer the dough to a well-floured surface an knead until smooth about 7 to 10 minutes (add in more flour if the dough is sticky)
  6. Cover and let rest for 2 hours.
  7. Before dough is done resting make the filling by combining chopped parsley, mint, ricotta, goat cheese, and salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  8. When dough is done resting, cut into 4 pieces. Roll out each piece to form a thin layer (about 1/8") of dough.
  9. Place 1/2 Tablespoon of filling onto one sheet of the dough about 1/2" from the edge. Continue to place spoonfuls of filling along the dough about 1" from each other.
  10. Place one of the other pieces of rolled out dough on top of the piece with the filling on it. Pinch the dough around the filling to form the ravioli.
  11. Use a sharp knife to cut out the ravioli into individual squares.
  12. Pinch the edges of each ravioli with the edge of a fork. Set aside each ravioli in a single layer on a baking sheet dusted with flour until ready to cook.
  13. Add ravioli to a pot of boiling water. Stir until the water returns to a boil. When the ravioli float on their own, about 5-7 minutes, they are finished.
  14. Serve on individual plates drizzled with brown butter sauce (below) and shaved Parmesan cheese.
Brown Butter Sauce

8 tablespoons butter
3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

  1. Melt butter in a pan. Cook over medium heat until the butter is completely melted and brown bits start to form.
  2. Add lemon juice, remove from heat.

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