Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Butternut Squash Ravioli

It is seasonal squash time and I, along with my friend Kari, had been wanting to try and make butternut squash ravioli... so last night we got down to it! (Thanks Amber for the squash!)

The easiest way to soften squash is cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds, laying face down on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes at 375. 




Don't do what I did by cutting and cubing - for some reason even after an hour it did not get very soft.


The baked squash is scooped out of the peel, mashed and then parmesan cheese, S&P and nutmeg are added (fresh grated nutmeg is the best!)  The recipe we used called for about a pound a squash, 1/2 cup parm cheese, S&P to taste and about 1/2 t nutmeg


Kari hard at work!
Meanwhile I had made some homemade pasta (click on this link to see how it is made).   A couple differences are don't "Dry" the sheets.  Roll and use them as you go and use the numbers 1,3 and 6 for thickness (this will make more sense when you read the other post)

A scoop of prepared squash is put on the fresh dough

The dough is folded over and cut with this ravioli cutter
Here are little pillows of heavenly goodness!



The ravioli is dropped into boiling water and when they are done, they float to the top - use a wire type scoop to lift them out


Meanwhile Kari had made a brown butter sauce with garlic, S&P and fresh sage.  We tossed the cooked ravioli in the sauce for a bit before serving


We called up Mr. John who was patiently waiting in the basement (playing pool) to be our guinea pig.  He gave these 4 stars and we declared our efforts a success!!!  We both agreed that we might want to add more nutmeg and S&P next time but that was it!!

Don't these look dee-lish!
Next we want to try Butternut Squash soup!

3 comments:

  1. Makes me hungry for a 4th meal!

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  2. This was very good! Thanks so much for the lesson on pasta making Deb! I'm definately going to have to try it on my own soon!

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  3. I can't wait for my sister to make this for me now that she knows how!!What fun you had!

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