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Ricotta and Parmesan Ravioli

No recipe image available.Garden ripe tomatoes are a blessing when available for use in this dish's simplistic topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

Pasta Dough:
6 large eggs
1 1/4 cups durum flour
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
Egg wash (combine 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water)

Ravioli Filling:
1 cup ricotta
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 egg yolks
Dash ground nutmeg
Pinch salt and ground black pepper

Extra Virgin Olive oil
Ripe tomatoes, chopped
Fresh basil, torn into bite-size pieces

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Pasta Dough: Stir eggs until mixed together, add flour, salt and olive oil. With a dough hook, knead mix for about 15 to 20 minutes. Form into 6-ounce balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Flatten pasta dough, by running through pasta machine, if available, or by rolling out on a lightly floured work surface to about 1/8-inch in thickness.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine filling ingredients together, mixing well.
  4. To Assemble Ravioli: Spoon out small balls of filling mixture and place them on a sheet of pasta, spaced evenly apart. Brush the flattened pasta around the filling with the egg yolk wash. Cover with a second sheet of pasta of the same size. Press top layer of pasta around balls of filling mixture, making sure to get the air out. Cut into individual ravioli with a pizza cutter or sharp knife to desired shape.
  5. Cook ravioli in a pot of boiling salted water, for about 1 minute. Remove from water, draining well.
  6. To serve ravioli, place on a plate, drizzle ravioli with olive oil, chopped tomatoes and basil.

Makes 4 servings.