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Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce

serves four

1 bag fresh spinach
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 eggs
13 ounces ricotta cheese
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
¼ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
Pasta Dough
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the spinach and garlic in olive oil until the spinach is just wilted. Remove from heat and roughly purée in a food processor. Combine with the eggs, both cheeses, parsley, nutmeg and season to taste. Dust the counter and dough with flour and run the dough through a pasta machine several times until very thin, making a long, narrow sheet. Drop a tablespoon of filling about every 2 to 3 inches on half the sheet. Fold over the unfilled half and gently press out air pockets around each mound and be sure to form a seal. Use a round cutter to cut out each raviolo. Cook in boiling water 4 to 5 minutes until they float to the top. Serve with Sage Butter Sauce.

Sage Butter Sauce
8 Tbsp unsalted butter
12 fresh sage leaves
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt the butter with the sage in a small skillet until the butter
turns light brown, being careful not to burn. Drizzle over the ravioli, sprinkle with cheese and garnish with sage leaves.

Pasta Dough
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Using an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour and salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, and
continue to mix. Drizzle in the oil and continue to incorporate until a ball is formed. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and knead the dough until it is elastic and smooth. Wrap in plastic and let rest for about 30 minutes, allowing the gluten to relax. Sprinkle flour on your work surface and on the dough. Form it into a rectangle and roll it through a pasta machine several times at the widest setting. Roll through several more times, reducing the setting each time until the dough is thin. Cut into wide noodles for pappardelle.

Enjoy!

Chef Paul Mattison, Executive Chef and Proprietor of Mattison’s
®Chef Paul Mattison, 2014

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