Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spring Ravioli

Remember the fiddleheads and asparagus I picked yesterday? I made them into a Spring Ravioli. The recipe originated from Saturday's National Post columnist Bonnie Stern. This week she shared recipes from Québec cooking sensation Josée di Stasio who created this recipe for pasta with asparagus and peas. I altered her recipe by adding fiddleheads.

1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup fiddleheads and/or asparagus, chopped in 1" pieces
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, grated
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese ravioli
grated Parmesan cheese

Heat butter and oil in large skillet. Sauté asparagus (and fiddleheads) and peas for one minute.

Add ginger and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook a few more minutes until veggies are tender crisp. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile cook ravioli as per package directions. Remove pasta from water with slotted spoon and place directly in skillet with vegetables, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Gently combine ravioli with greens, adding a little of reserved cooking liquid if dry. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4.

It tasted like spring in a bowl. Easy, yummy and fresh.


Marcia said...

How come you didn't invite your sister for dinner? Wahh! Looks delish! xxoo

Elisabeth said...

This is so unfair.
All these photo of delicious food, and me... not able to taste any of it.
I bet it tasted as good as it looked (sob).

Julie said...

Another great way to eat fiddleheads is to blanche them but don't immerse them in cold water, just drain and add your favorite vinagrette, chill in the fridge and enjoy!
my favorite way to eat fiddleheads! said...

And one of the best parts of the experience was that there was almost no bugs, during the picking of the fiddleheads.

Why Oxbow? said...

I was expecting a fiddle-head and asparagus poutine!


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