Food Network…Roger Mooking has some very tasty ideas. The recipe below made 44 ravioli for me – this did take some time, but give yourself a cooking afternoon (your family can help!), then have a wonderful tasting leisurely meal in front of a movie – we did just that, and nearly ate them all – enjoy!
Wonton Ravioli (with Apple Cider Glaze)
1 shallot, finely minced
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 T. chopped fresh sage
1/2 c. grated Asiago
1 t. freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 t. salt
1 egg, lightly beaten for the egg wash
1/4 to 1/2 c. chopped chives for sprinkling and garnish
Glaze – 4 c. apple cider AND 1 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
If all of your ingredients are chopped and prepped, get started by bringing a large pot of salted water to boil. In a separate medium pot, add the apple cider for the glaze, bring it to a boil and allow it to simmer (while keeping an eye on it!) until it reduces by half and is thick and syrupy – stir in the black pepper and set it aside, your glaze is done.
To make the filling, add everything but the wrappers, egg and chives to a large bowl and give it a good mix – using your hands is probably the easiest. Place maybe 6 wrappers on your work surface, brush all with egg, add about 2 teaspoons of filling, gently stretch a second wrapper over top and connect the edges, then gently lift up the complete ravioli, pinch it around the rim to secure, then give it a small squeeze between your palms to release the air, and pinch again. If you could watch this once, as I was able to, you’d see that it was super simple. Once you get the hang of it, assembly will be quick. Lay the assembled ravioli on a baking sheet until you’re ready to start cooking – I’m sure these could be made a bit ahead, but wrap them well so they don’t dry out.
To cook the ravioli, place them into your pot of boiling salted water a few at a time – you don’t want them to crowd and stick together. Boil for a couple of minutes, gently turn them over and continue to boil until the meat is cooked through – this should take about 5 minutes per batch. I lifted mine out onto a warm platter to sit until I had them all cooked.
To serve, load up a plate (we left room for salad on our plates), drizzle with the warm apple cider glaze and sprinkle with chives.