• Happy National Ravioli Day! Posted on March 20, 2013

    Happy National Ravioli Day! Celebrate with these Coffee Ravioli with Basil Butter Sauce!

    This unique ravioli is made with wonton wrappers, filled with a mixture of ricotta and parmesan cheeses, sour cream, eggs and brewed coffee.

    2 cups Ricotta Cheese
    1 cup Sour Cream
    ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    2 Eggs, beaten
    ½ cup Strong Brewed Coffee or Espresso
    Salt & Pepper, to taste
    1 pkg Wonton Wrappers
    Olive Oil, as needed
    1 stick Butter, ½ cup
    ¼ cup Shallots, diced
    ½ cup Fresh Basil, chiffonade cut into long, thin strips

    1. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, sour cream, parmesan cheese, eggs, coffee, salt and pepper.

    2. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the filling into a wonton wrapper. Moisten edges of the wonton; lay another wonton on top and press together to form a large ravioli. Set on a floured board. Repeat until all filling is used.

    3. Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add some of the ravioli, being careful not to crowd the pot. Cook until ravioli floats to the top of the water, then cook 1 minute more. Remove with a slotted spoon to a colander. Gently toss with a little olive oil so the ravioli don't stick. Continue until all ravioli are cooked.

    4. Meanwhile, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil and the stick of butter in a saute pan. Add the shallots and saute for a minute. Add the basil and some of the cooked ravioli. Saute until ravioli are slightly brown and a little crisp. Remove, reserving drippings, and repeat with remaining ravioli.

    4. Serve immediately. Grate extra parmesan cheese on top, if desired.

    Recipe courtesy of: http://italian.betterrecipes.com/coffee-ravioli-with-a-basil-butter-sauce.html

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