These ravioli are no exception. I've eaten my fair share of ravioli in 2012, and I suspect I'll have more in 2013. To bring the new year in with a bang, I'm going to stuff my face and some wontons with this spicy take on a classic. Look for wonton wrappers in the produce department of your grocery store near the tofu, fresh herbs and refrigerated salad dressings. Make sure you pick up wonton wrappers and not egg roll wrappers, which are thicker, bigger and not what you need.
Chipotle sweet potato ravioli with dried cranberries and alfredo sauce
Sweet Potato Filling:
1 lb sweet potato, peeled, mashed
1 chipotle, chopped, seeds removed
2 Tbsp adobo sauce
2 shallots, minced (or 1/2 medium red onion)
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare filling by mixing all of the above ingredients in a bowl. If the mixture is too dry, add a little cold water. If the mixture is to wet or too loose, add breadcrumbs.
|Mashed sweet potato, minced chipotle, red onion and Parmesan cheeses.|
2 cups heavy cream
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch ground nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Stir 2 cups of cream and the butter in a heavy large skillet. Cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle in Parmesan and stir to incorporate. Add the nutmeg, salt and white pepper. Sauce will thicken slightly, in about 1 minute.
|Test Ravioli, waiting for the party to begin.|
|Only ONE teaspoon per ravioli!|
Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Hydrate dried cranberries in a ramekin with hot water (or hot white wine, if you're feeling extra fancy).
Stuff the wonton ravioli by placing wonton wrappers on a sheet tray or foil-covered surface and mounding 1 tsp. of filling in the center of the wrapper. Keep the wonton wrappers covered with a damp dish towel or plastic wrap, to prevent them from drying out.
Fold wonton ravioli in half to form a triangle. Brush the edges lightly with water with a pastry brush (or your finger), and press to seal.
|All dressed up and waiting to go.|
|Add cranberries, chopped parsley and it becomes a party!|