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Coffee Ravioli With a Basil Butter Sauce

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Coffee Ravioli with a Basil Butter Sauce
2008-07-25 Main Dish
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This unusual ravioli is made with wonton wrappers, filled with a mixture of ricotta and parmesan cheeses, sour cream, eggs and brewed coffee.

  • Servings: 4

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.