Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Week 3: Apple Walnut Ravioli
Not a lot to say about this one. I was looking for something quick, simple, and different.
"Ravioli with Apples and Walnuts"
in Real Simple, October 2009, p. 208
Ready in 20 minutes
1 pound cheese ravioli (fresh or frozen)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 C walnuts, roughly chopped
1 crisp apple (such as Braeburn or Gala), cut into matchsticks
1/2 C fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1/4 C grated Parmesan (1 oz.)
Cook ravioli according to package directions.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the walnuts and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the apple, parsley, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper and toss to combine. Spoon over the ravioli and sprinkle with the Parmesan.
My first mistake was to substitute spicy sausage ravioli for cheese. I thought the sausage would taste good with the apples. It didn't.
I did, however, also add some cheese tortellini. That tasted much better.
The 1/2 tsp. salt was also way too much for me.
Overall, I'm not so sure I'd make this again. It was quick, though, and a surprisingly good combination of flavors.