saturday evening raviolis

tonight emily and I made homeade ravioli from a jamie oliver recipe, it was fantastic.

here’s the recipe from his book “The Naked Chef Takes Off” (Jamie Oliver)

8oz potatoes peeled
1 1/2 asparagus, bases trimmed and stalks peeled
1 clove garlic – chop it
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 handful of fresh mint, leaves picked from the stems
1 fresh pasta recipe (we used his and it was great)
2 very large pats of butter
2 heaped tablespoons mascarpone cheese
1 handful of grated parmesan cheese

cook potatoes in salted boiling water, until tender, then drain.  Remove the tips of the asparagus and set to one side.  finely slice the stalks and fry with the garlic in a little olive oil until tender, placing a lid on the pan.  Remove from the heat, add the potatoes and mash together. Season carefully and add half the chopped mint to taste.  Fill your ravioli with a heaped teaspoon of filling and cook in salted boiling water with the asparagus tips for 3-4 min.  drain and toss the ravioli and asparagus tips with the butter, mascarpone, parmesan and the rest of the mint.

We made the homemade noodles before hand, slavishly rolled them out (that was harder than I thought it would be) and then once we had the filling, and boiled them they were great.

We served them with a lovely tossed salad.  It was a nice evening of cooking in the kitchen with Emily.

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