Heart ravioli

Happy Valentines Day people,

Today is the perfect day to spoil your sweetheart.

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I surprised my partner with this homemade heart tortellini, packed with a delicious creamy chicken filling. I coloured mine with beetroot juice to theme it with Valentines Day, however I’ve left this out of the recipe below since this was an exception!

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Here is the recipe for you.

 

I hope you enjoy it

 

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INGREDIENTS

Ravioli Dough:

  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g flour (00 type)
  • 2-3 Tbsp beetroot juice

Ravioli filling:

  • 1 cup fresh ricotta (drained)
  • 3-4 garlic coves
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh grated Parmiggiano Reggiano or Grana Padano
  • 1 cup chicken breast (chopped finely)
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch of grated pepper
  • pinch of grated sage
  • 1 egg

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Put the flour on a board and create a well in the centre. Put the eggs and the beetroot juice in the well and mix them with the flour.
  • Knead the dough for 10 minutes and once the mix is nice and soft wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, you can prepare the filling for the ravioli
  • Fry the garlic in the oil and when it’s golden, cook the chicken breast finely chopped with salt, nutmeg, sage and pepper.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, use a food processer to blend the chicken with the ricotta, Parmiggiano Reggiano and the egg and let the mix cool down.
  • Once you made the filling you can play with the dough.
  • I usually roll the dough using a pasta roller machine, the dough should be about 1/8-inch thick.
  • Place the pasta sheet on a dusted board and drop 1 tablespoon of the filling (2-3 inches apart on the next filling)
  • Put the second sheet of pasta on top of the first one with the fillings and using a ravioli cutter (heart shape in this case) to get your ravioli.
  • Put a pot of water on the stove and let it boil.
  • When the water is boiling put the ravioli in it and cook them for 5-7 minutes.
  • Then drain them and serve them with your favourite sauce.

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