This ravioli is made with wonton wrappers instead of pasta. These make an impressive presentation. Recipe from San Francisco Flavors from the Junior League of SF.
- 1 (1 1/2 lb) butternut squash, halved and seeded
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large leek, white part only, halved lenghtwise and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
- wonton wrapper (square)
- 12 sage leaves
- Preheat the oven to 400°F Brush the olive oil over the cut sides of the squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place, cut-side down, in a glass baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until soft. Let cool. Scoop the squash out of the skin and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
- In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat and saute the leek until browned, about 7 minutes. Add the squash, cheese, and parsley and stir until just heated through.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place 1 tablespoon filling on a wonton wrapper. Brush the edges of the wrapper with water, fold, and seal shut around the filling. Repeat until all the filling is used.
- In a large pot of salted slowly boiling water, cook the ravioli until they float to the top, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to serving bowls.
- While the ravioli are cooking, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Brown the sage leaves in the butter for 3 to 4 minutes. Pour over the ravioli and serve at once.
I made this for an appetizer party that we had the other night. After a little coaxing from me the first person tried one and raved and told everyone who came to try them. None left! It was a little labor intensive as I had to make them as people arrived, but well worth the effort. DELISH
This turned out just fabulous for a company dinner! To make it main dish worthy, I added small pieces of havarti cheese and a single spinach leaf as I wrapped each ravioli. To the filling I added 2 cloves minced garlic. I recommend making the filling ahead of time to allow the flavors to marry. I plated them on point with a generous ladle of creamy nutmeg sauce from this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/fettuccine-with-cream-nutmeg-sauce-91824 and drizzled chopped pecans over the top... to rave reviews!
This was a great hit! Even my mom asked for the recipe..I was wondering how this turned out frozen? Should I freeze it after or before boiling? I have plenty of the filling left over and would like to save some for later!! Yummy!!!!!