Wonton Ravioli & Pecorino with Herb Butter Aioli

I love to make homemade ravioli, but sometimes I like to keep it simple. This is one way to have a great homemade ravioli taste without too much fuss. I served it this time with an herb butter that I like to make and keep in the freezer from my summer herb crops…

Wonton Ravioli
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 cup grated Pecorino cheese
1/4 cup roasted garlic chopped
1 Tbs Italian seasoning
1 Tbs parsley
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp celery salt
1 cup onions diced
24 wonton wrappers
2 Tbs water

It’s a good idea to have everything prepped and ready to go! Mix the first 8 ingredients together until everything is incorporated and place in the refrigerator to keep cool. Sauté the onions until they become translucent and begin to caramelize.

Line 12 of the wonton wrappers on a cutting board or clean surface. Set aside the remaining 12 wrappers to fasten on the top. Remove the cheese mixture from the refrigerator and mix in the caramelized onions. Place a dollop of cheese in the center of each wonton wrapper leaving an edge around the perimeter. With your finger run a little water around the edges one at a time and gently press each one with a second wonton wrapper on top; being careful not to press the cheese out of the sides. Press the edges together.

Heat a shallow pan with salted water and bring to a boil. Add the ravioli three at a time and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spatula and repeat until the ravioli are all cooked.

Herb Butter
1 Lb softened butter
1/2 cup of fresh chopped herbs

Gently mix the herbs into the butter then on a piece of wax paper roll the butter into a log. Chill until butter becomes hard again. Slice into tablespoon size pieces and freeze for future use.
Herb Butter

Herb Butter Aioli
4 Tbs herb butter (see above)
2 cloves garlic chopped
1/4 cup olive oil

In a small sauce pan heat the olive oil and cook the garlic. Finish with the herb butter and add the ravioli to the Aioli. I served this dish with a lightly breaded piece of cod. Delicious!



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