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Asparagus and Ricotta Ravioli

Asparagus Ravioli Mario Batali
Looking for a fast and simple Italian meal free of marinara messiness? Try this one on for size!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
6
cost
$
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Looking for a fast and simple Italian meal free of marinara messiness? Try this one on for size!
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ingredients
  • 1 bunch Asparagus (sliced)
  • 2 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup Ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 pound Fresh Pasta Sheets
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Young Pecorino (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano (grated)
  • 1/2 stick of Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
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  • 1
      
    Bring a large salted pot of water to a rolling boil.
  • 2
    1 pound Fresh Pasta Sheets
    Cut pasta sheets into 3-inch by 3-inch squares. 
  • 3
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil
    2 Spring Onions (thinly sliced)
    1 bunch Asparagus (sliced)
    In a saute pan add olive oil over medium high heat. Thinly slice 1 spring onion and the asparagus, reserving the spears. Add onion and asparagus to pan, season with a pinch of salt and cook for 10 minutes. 
  • 4
    1 cup Ricotta
    1 teaspoon Nutmeg
    1/2 cup Young Pecorino (grated)
    1/2 cup Pecorino Romano (grated)
    Whisk together the ricotta, nutmeg, and both grated pecorinos until combined. Add in asparagus and onion mixture from pan along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Spoon some of the mixture into half of the squares of pasta, and place another sheet on top of it to create a ravioli. Press together to seal.
  • 5
      
    Carefully drop the pasta into the water and cook until pasta is tender, about 4 minutes. Remove the ravioli.
  • 6
    1/2 stick of Butter
    Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
    Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat the butter until it foams and subsides. Add the asparagus spears, spring onion, and season with salt and pepper. Add the ravioli and a bit of the pasta cooking water if necessary to loosen the sauce. Serve with a fresh grating of Pecorino Romano.
 
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