I love pasta, all kind, but something about ravioli that makes my heart skips a beat.
A plate of heart-felt ravioli.
Now, homemade dough is absolutely admirable but that’s not for me as it’s time-consuming to knead, roll, fill and cut.
Wonton wrappers come to my rescue. A perfectly inexpensive substitute, no mess, and the next best thing to whip up ravioli in less than 30 minutes.
Perfect for Valentine, Birthday, and any kind of romantic and lovely celebration and entertainment.
The simple classy heart ravioli is effortlessly made to please eyes and taste.
Love Shrimp Ravioli (愛心蝦餃）with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salsa
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
20 medium-size fresh shrimps, washed, peeled and pat dried.
Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
40 wonton skins
A small cup of cold water
A heart-shaped cookie cutter
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salsa
1 tsp olive oil
4 oz. sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced and roasted
2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
2 tbsp mint, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds or pine nuts
Grated Asiago, Permasan, and Romano
Marinate shrimps with salt and pepper.
Place shrimp in center of wonton skin. Wet surrounding of shrimp with water using a brush or fingertip. Place another piece of wonton skin on top and press firmly to seal, from inner to outer edges to get out all air bubbles. Place cookie cutter in center surrounding the shrimp and press down to cut. Set aside ravioli on a plate (floured the bottom of plate to keep wonton skin from getting wet).
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Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Meanwhile, warm a frying pan on medium heat. Add olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper, parsley, mint, and vinegar. Stir to warm through. Be careful of oil splattering due to vinegar. Stir in Sunflower seeds or pine nuts. Remove from heat.
Add a pinch of salt and olive oil to boiling water. Cook ravioli until they float to the top. Strain and plate them into desired arrangement. Spoon on the sun-dried tomatoes sauce and top with cheeses and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.
Now, I could sit back and enjoy a glass of wine and relax while the night is still young.
Easy cooking, more time for entertainment, and happy me.
Have a beautiful day!