How to start your weekend: spinach and ricotta ravioli

Hi all!
I woke up in a very good mood this morning and I felt like preparing something nice for lunch.
I opened the fridge to get some inspiration and I thought “mmh ravioli! it’s been a while since the last time i ate them!”
I have seen my mum preparing them thousands of times but I had never tried to make them myself. I must admit it has been pretty easy, but you just need quite a lot of time to prepare the whole thing.
First of all I have boiled some fresh spinach and let them cool down.
Once they are cold, smash them a bit with a fork and then add ricotta, parmigiano cheese, one egg, salt, nutmeg and a bit of ground pepper.
The tricky part is preparing the pasta dough! You might think “easy, it’ just a matter of mixing all the ingredients together..well yes, sort of! You really have to be careful to get the correct texture..not too sticky nor too dry!
I have used two eggs and for the flour..well, you just have to add it little by little until you get the right texture.
Once the dough is ready, you can start filling it: add one full teaspoon of ricotta & spinach filling and put it on the dough at a distance of about 5 cm from each other. Once you have filled one whole line, fold it and then finally shape your ravioli.
How to cook and dress ravioli: boil the ravioli in some salty water till they start floating.
When they are ready put them in a pan with some melted butter and sage. Stir fry for few seconds, add a lot of parmigiano cheese and enjoy!!!

Butter&Sage ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta

 

Butter&Sage ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta

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