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Burrata Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus Confetti

Ingredients

For the pasta:

2 cups all purpose flour

3 eggs

½ teaspoon salt

For the filling:

½ cup fresh ricotta cheese

8 ounces burrata cheese

2 ounces sundried tomato, finely pureed

Salt and pepper to taste

Pinch fresh nutmeg

For the sauce:

1 cup wild and exotic mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

½ cup asparagus sliced into small thin rounds

½ teaspoon fresh thyme

6 each halved cherry tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Grated parmesan cheese for garnish

Directions

  1. Make the pasta: Pulse flour and salt in bowl of a food processor. Add eggs and process for 30 to 60 seconds, or until dough forms a rough ball. If dough appears dry, add water 1 teaspoon at a time. If it is smearing along sides of mixer, add 1 tablespoon flour. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Make the filling: Mix ricotta, burrata, sundried tomato purée, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Roll out pasta to thinnest setting according to pasta machine instructions. Cut into four (22-inch-long) sheets.
  4. Assemble ravioli: Lay out a sheet of pasta and dollop ½-tablespoon mounds of filling in two lines, two inches apart. Brush egg yolk around filling. Lay another sheet of pasta directly over filling and use your fingers to press out any air pockets. Using a round 2½-inch cutter or larger, cut out ravioli around filling. Remove excess pasta and press edges closed with your fingers. Repeat with remaining sheets of pasta and filling. Place on a rimmed baking sheet that has been sprinkled with semolina or cornmeal. Sprinkle ravioli with additional semolina to avoid sticking. Chill until ready to cook.
  5. Make the sauce: Sauté mushrooms and asparagus until tender. Add thyme, tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Add butter and remove from heat swirling to emulsify and coat.
  6. To assemble, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook ravioli until pasta is tender and filling is hot. Place them in bowl and top with mushroom sauce. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese.

Note: You can use store-bought wonton wrappers instead of making pasta dough; you’ll need two packages of wrappers. In step four, lay out six wrappers on a clean dishtowel and brush with egg yolk. Mound one half tablespoon filling on each. Cover with another wrapper, pushing out air before sealing well with your fingers. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

 

 

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