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A cheat’s recipe for spinach and ricotta ravioli

When it comes to these filled quadrilaterals, it pays to think outside the square.
Spinach and ricotta ravioliChris Chen
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Home-made ravioli is always a treat, especially with the classic flavours of spinach and ricotta, sage and butter. This cheat’s version uses wonton wrappers – simply mix, fill, seal and cook.


Lemon and sage brown butter


1.Combine spinach, ricotta, parmesan and nutmeg in a bowl, and season to taste.
2.Dust an oven tray with semolina. Place half the wonton wrappers on a clean work surface and spoon 1 heaped tsp spinach filling onto the centre of each. Rub edges with a little water, then place remaining wrappers on top, pressing to seal. Place on prepared tray.
3.Cook the ravioli in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until they float (3 minutes), then transfer to warm bowls with a slotted spoon.
4.Meanwhile, for lemon and sage brown butter, heat a frying pan over high heat. Add butter and swirl until foaming and nut brown (2 minutes). Immediately remove from heat, add sage and swirl until crisp (20-30 seconds). Add lemon juice and season to taste. Drizzle sauce over ravioli and serve with parmesan.

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