Pumpkin ravioli with whole wheat flour: a traditional recipe that pelmet, According to tradition, It was served at Christmas and I suggest there is with this perspective, whether for a Sunday lunch a little’ different. Obviously, the pumpkin ravioli are very specific and are not a dish suitable for every palate. They have a very sharp sweet-salty contrast, with pumpkin, The macaroons and mustard enhanced by flavor of parmigiano and nutmeg aroma.
I wanted to make two modifications in comparison with the traditional recipe: the first in the dough, where I used a wholemeal wheat Sicilian Molini del Ponte, molita in stone. The second in the dressing, where in addition to the sauce usually made with butter and sage leaves as required under the original recipe, I added a nice extra grated dark chocolate, at 95%, with its bitterness contrasts perfectly with the sweetness of ravioli.
And they came so well that I really think I shall repeat them for Christmas dinner. If you like pumpkin, have a look at all my RECIPES WITH PUMPKIN and, if like me you like to put your hands in dough, all my RAVIOLI'S RICETTE. Have a good day
PUMPKIN TORTELLI MANTOVANAPrint This
- FOR PASTA:
- 400 grams of whole wheat flour, or if you prefer the traditional version of flour 00
- 4 whole eggs
- salt to taste
- FOR THE STUFFING:
- 1 kilogram of Mantua pumpkin, net Waste
- 120 grams of macaroons
- 150 grams of mustard Mantua
- 4 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 120 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
- nutmeg as required
- salt and pepper
- the zest of a lemon rind
- FOR THE DRESSING:
- butter, to taste
- Sage leaves, to taste
- Extra dark chocolate 95%, to taste
- Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, to taste
To prepare the pumpkin tortellini ought to wash the pumpkin, depriving the skin and tear it to bits. Cook the pumpkin in the oven at 180 degrees until it is tender. Once cooked, put it in a colander, blanket and with a weight above, so that it loses any vegetation water. Then, pureeing (with a fork or with the mill), put it in a bowl and add the crushed amaretti, finely chopped mustard, grated Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, the grated lemon peel, salt and pepper. Mix well and add the breadcrumbs: you have to get a compound soft but not watery, so you might have to add some more’ breadcrumbs to absorb moisture. Once the filling is ready, place the bowl with the stuffing in the refrigerator for at least three hours, covered with plastic wrap.
Meanwhile, preparing the dough following the recipe here on the basics. After having made it stand 30 minutes, roll into thin sheets (tortello to me like a little’ consistent but for taste) on as well floured work surface with the help of a rolling pin (or with the sheeter, but I prefer to do it by hand). When the shape of tortellini, you can make the size and shape you prefer, round, crescent-shaped or square. I have made them square and I preferred them by superimposing two sheets and not folding in half a single sheet. If you want to make them square as mine, put at the center of each ravioli a little’ of the filling, slightly moisten the edges of the ravioli with a little water and superimposing the second sheet, pressing with your fingers to seal the edges, then rifilateli with a wheel or one notched stencil.
Melt the butter in a pan with the sage leaves, until the butter is bubbling, and will not take a golden color. Cook the ravioli in salted water and drain them carefully. Arrange the pumpkin ravioli on plates and serve with plenty of melted butter, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of extra dark chocolate.
THE PAIRING: We choose a white wine and aromatic for this dish. Our choice is a wine of Abruzzo: Pecorino company Cataldi Madonna, with intense citrus notes (grapefruit and bitter orange), strong acidity and minerality, from soft and warm taste.