Hey guys! Today’s recipe is a little rift from the recipe in our cookbook The Perfect Egg. We have a lovely Chicken and Tarragon Poached Yolk Ravioli, perfect to whip up for Valentine’s Day! I’ve said for years and years that I’m not into going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day because most restaurants end up offering a pre-fixe menu and I really like being able to pick my own food; so those pre-fixe menus just aren’t for me. I also like how personal and casual cooking at home is, especially for a special occasion! I mean c’mon, who doesn’t love a good dinner and movie on the comfort of their own couch?!
These big guys make a great starter course, by serving 1 ravioli per person, or you can add a couple to each plate and serve them alongside a light and refreshing mixed greens salad. They’re so rich and delicious and a little bit addicting, but that’s okay…there’s nothing wrong with rich and delicious! Even if you don’t have a “special someone” to share these with this Sunday, who cares, right??? Invite some friends over and serve these guys up! They’re totally worth it! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Ingredients: 1/2 recipe pasta dough Directions:
Chicken and Tarragon Poached Yolk Stuffed Ravioli
chicken and tarragon filling:
8 ounces part skim ricotta
2 ounces mascarpone, softened
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2/3 cup cooked and shredded chicken
1 tablespoon minced tarragon
1 charred ear of corn
salt and pepper to taste
1 large egg plus 1 tablespoon water, beaten together
8 large egg yolks
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place all filling ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix together until completely combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Lightly flour a clean surface and roll the pasta dough until 1/8” thick.
3. Cut eight, 4”x 6” rectangles out of the dough and lightly brush each surface with the egg and water mixture (egg wash).
4. Place about 3 tablespoons of filling onto 1 side of each pasta rectangle, leaving a 1/2” border.
5. Create a small divot in the center of the filling and carefully place 1 yolk into each divot.
6. Carefully fold the other side of the pasta rectangles over the yolk and filling and gently press the edges, making sure to get rid of any air bubbles.
7. Using a large circle cutter, carefully cut the pasta squares into circles and firmly press down to seal.
8. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add a handful of salt to the water and add the raviolis. Boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
9. While the raviolis boil, melt the butter in a skillet, over medium heat. Continue to cook butter until it begins to brown and release a nutty aroma.
10. Reduce the heat to medium-low and using a slotted spoon transfer the ravioli to the skillet with browned butter. Sauté raviolis for about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
11. Transfer ravioli onto a platter and pour browned butter over the top. Finish with freshly grated Parmesan and serve immediately.
1/2 recipe pasta dough