Nothing says “I love you” like a delicious, home-cooked meal made straight from the heart. This award-winning ravioli recipe from Delish Dishes’ owner and chef, Carole Gervasi, is the perfect way to express your love –and your kitchen skills – this Valentine’s Day!
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3 CUPS all-purpose unbleached flour (more for dusting)
5 whole Large Eggs (plus one for egg wash)
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
In a Mixer, add your flour and salt, start the mixer to stir those ingredients. Add in your eggs one by one, allowing the mixer to start breaking the eggs. Add in your olive oil and using a spatula or spoon, make sure you get all of the flour on the side of bowl and mixed in. Once the dough catches the hook, you know the dough is ready to be taken out and ready to hand knead. If the consistency of the dough is too dry, add a bit more olive oil. Remove from the mixing bowl. Knead for 7-10 minutes into an oval ball shape, wrap in saran wrap and let rest for 45 minutes.
Unwrap the dough and cut into quarters. Shape each quarter into a rectangle and start it through the pasta machine, on its lowest setting first, then gradually dial it up to the thinnest setting until you have an almost translucent sheet of pasta.
Lay down some flour on your surface, and then place the ravioli sheet on the surface. With a teaspoon, start adding a dollop of filling to your sheet leaving enough space for each ravioli. Take your second sheet and cover. Now using your fingers make sure you create sealed ravioli. Cut the ravioli into squares using a pizza cutter or pastry cutter. Let dry for 30 minutes, or until the pasta dough hardens a bit. Use Cornmeal to separate your ravioli so they do not stick to each other.
Add your ravioli to boiling water and cook till they float.
Ravioli Filling – Gorgonzola
1 cup of Ricotta
¾ cup of Gorgonzola crumbled cheese
¼ cup of shallots finely chopped
In medium bowl mix together Ricotta and Gorgonzola. In small sauté pan add in 2 TBSPN of olive oil. Once heated, add in your shallots. Cook until they become translucent. Now add the shallots only to your cheese mixture. Stir and combine all ingredients. The mixture should not be too wet. If it is, add a couple of tablespoons of grated cheese.
Add this filling to your homemade ravioli dough for delicious and rich bites!
Walnut Brown Butter Cream Sauce
1 stick unsalted butter
½ pt heavy or light cream
½ cup grated cheese
1 cup of walnuts rough chopped
In a large sauté pan, with heat on med, add your stick of butter. Let it melt and brown, about 5-7 minutes. Now add in your walnuts and stir together. Add in your cream and let come to a simmer, continuously stirring. Turn off your heat and add your grated cheese. Complete this sauce by pouring it over your ravioli for a delicious and savory dish!
Not a big fan of Gorgonzola? Try this traditional ravioli filling instead:
Traditional Ricotta Filling
1 pt. Ricotta
1 ½ cup Grated Cheese (Pecorino Romano)
2 sprigs of fresh parsley chopped finely
1 Cup shredded Mozzarella
Salt/Pepper (2 pinches of each)
(Adding one egg to this recipe is optional)
In a Medium mixing bowl, add all ingredients together and stir well.