Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wonton Raviolis w/ Herb Butter Sauce



Most of the time, if you put the word homemade in front of any dish the assumption is that it will be somewhat complicated to make. For instance, "homemade cereal" sounds complex right? Except not really.

For the past couple of years I have really enjoyed experimenting with wonton wrappers. They're extremely versatile and can lead to some great recipes. Take, for instance this, one. Homemade wonton raviolis with a light herb butter sauce.

The light sauce allows the filling of the raviolis to shine...in your mouth! Or something like that. They cook extremely fast and are a healthy alternative to the store bought frozen raviolis. Enjoy!


Wonton Ravioli W/ Garlic Herb Butter Sauce

Ingredients

8 Wonton Wrappers
3/4 cup Boneless Chicken - cooked
½ cup Spinach - cooked
½ cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Egg - beaten
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Garlic Herb Butter Sauce
¼ Tomato
1 Shallot
1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic
1/8 cup Parmesan Cheese
½ cup Butter
1 Tablespoon Basil
1 Teaspoon Oregano

Directions

1.     In a large bowl, combine the chicken, spinach, ricotta cheese, black pepper, salt, red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
2.     Lay a wonton wrapper on a flat surface, and place a large dollop of the chicken/cheese/spinach mix in the center.
3.     Lightly spread some egg on every edge of the wrapper.
4.     Fold the wrapper diagonally and firmly press the edges so it sticks.
5.     Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
6.     In a medium sized saucepan, heat up the olive oil
7.     Saute the shallots and garlic for about 6 minutes.
8.     Add the butter, basil, and oregano and set the pan on simmer.
9.     Drop the wontons in the boiling water and let them cook for 3 minutes.
10. Gently transfer the wontons from the large pot to the pan with the butter, shallots and garlic.
11. Add the tomatoes and toss to mix for about 2 minutes.

12. Sprinkle with the Parmesan Cheese and serve.