Three Cheese Ravioli & Walnut Sauce

This dish is my first entry into Dom at Belleau Kitchen’s “Random Recipes” challenge. The idea is that you pick up a cook book, open it on to a randomly selected page and then cook that dish, whatever it may be. But, this month Dom put in a little charitable twist. Well, it is Christmas after all. The time of good will to all mankind and the season to be jolly…… tra la la la la, la la la la!

So,the random recipe must be chosen from a book I never use and then given away to charity once a random dish has been cooked from it. This is all fine and dandy, but I did actually do a cook book charity shop run in the summer, after I had the kitchen painted.

I did , after much deliberation, come across this funny little book that I must have bought when wraps became really trendy in the mid 90s.It is called “Wraps Around The World-Fusion Fast Food” by Iris Sutton & Shelby Sewell(1998). At the time, I had a dream of opening up a wrap stall with my best friend so I must have bought this book for reference purposes. Suffice to say I never did open up the wrap stall, nor the dumpling , brownie, noodle or pizza stall. But, I had fun dreaming….

The book opened up on the page of a dish that actually is a bit of a revelation (p32). It is for a ravioli dish that uses wonton wrappers as the pasta dough and it really does work! Also, this recipe could be a good way of using up all the scrag ends of cheese you end up with after the Christmas blow out. The walnuts are a great touch , adding texture and quite seasonal too.

Be warned though, this dish is incredibly rich. If you ever try it (and I will do again), I would suggest serving just two or three as a starter. They can be made ahead and kept in the fridge. I did make  a couple of changes to the recipe too (can never resist). I used flat parsley insted of chives and Ricotta instead of Mozzarella. Actually any cheeses would work, but I would include one which is fairly bland just to balance out the flavour. Now off to the charity shop I go…..

Three Cheese Ravioli & Walnut Sauce

Ingredients:- Makes 16

For the filling :-

  • 112g (4oz) Ricotta cheese

  • 112g (4oz) Gorgonzola cheese

  • 5tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 beaten egg

  • Salt & Pepper

  • 32 Wonton wrappers

For the sauce :-

  • 4tbsp butter or good olive oil as a substitute

  • 50g chopped walnuts

  • Parmesan to garnish

  • Chopped flat leaf parsley

  • Squeeze of lemon juice

Method for the ravioli:-

  1. Combine the cheeses with the beaten egg and seasoning in a bowl.

  2. Lay out 8 wonton wrappers on a baking tray.

  3. Place a generous tablespoon in the middle of the wrapper.

  4. Brush the edges with water using a pastry brush.

  5. Place another wrapper on the top and press down firmly.

  6. Lay out the remaining 8 ravioli to assemble on another baking tray.

  7. Cover with cling film and refrigerate until ready to cook.

  8. Cook  in a large pan of boiling salted water for 4 to 5 minutes over a medium heat.

Method for the sauce :-

  1. Melt the butter or heat olive oil in a large frying pan.

  2. Add the walnuts and sauté until they are golden.

  3. Drain the ravioli and add to the butter/oil mixture.

  4. Add in your freshly chopped flat parsley with a squeeze of lemon.

Garnish with more freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chilli flakes for me!

Comments

  1. These sound delicious and I love the idea of using the wanton wrappers.

  2. What a great recipe, and as you say, perfect for using up excess cheese!  Thanks for the pastry tip, i’mm be using the Delia Flaky for my next fish pie.  Merry Christmas, Jude x

  3. this looks absolutely delicious! a great recipe. Need to get my random recipe sorted! x

  4. Great looking recipe Laura and what a fabulous combination of ingredients too.
    Karen
    XX

  5. ahhh… dreams of a wrap stall thwarted… one up for the charity shop!!… the ravioli does look very good and very cheesy!… and go you for making your own ravioli, it really looks very very good… i’ve never made ravioli before so this is a good step for me that I’m going to have to make.  Thanks for taking part, I hope you enjoyed the challenge, it’s fun isn’t it? x

  6. Looks delicious – beautiful photo.

    I’m having a hard time finding a book I can give away – I did a clear out during the summer.

    • Me too, it was not easy I did a clear out too so had to really root around! Hope you manage to find something…..xx

  7. What a cool idea about making random recipes!  I’d love to participate in the next challenge.  The  ravioli’s look delicious, and I just happen to have some wonton rappers in the freezer! 

    • Hi, yes you should give it a go over at Belleau Kitchen. I really enjoyed entering the “random Recipe” event and it was my first entry too!

  8. A great idea with the wonton wrappers! Definitely faster than making pasta dough ;o) Good find.

  9. Found you through BritMums – these look YUMMY! Thanks for sharing x

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