Fresh Butternut Squash Ravioli with Prawns, Fried Sage and Truffle Oil Sauce
Fresh butternut squash ravioli stuffed with creamy squash and mascarpone cheese, drizzled in a buttery truffle sauce and topped with a pan fried prawn and crispy sage.
Ingredients for the Butternut Squash Filling
- 1 large Butternut Squash
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 cloves of Garlic
- 1/2 cup chopped Onion
- 4 tbsp Marscapone Cheese
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
Ingredients for the Truffle Oil Sauce
- 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 teaspoon heavy cream (whipping cream)
- 1/4-1/2 cup cold unsalted butter , cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp black (or white) truffle oil
- x – amount of med-large prawns (1 for every ravioli you are serving if serving as an appy. If you are serving as a main, do 1 for every 3 ravioli or so)
- x – amount of Sage leaves
- 2-4 tbsps butter to fry the sage
Peel and chop the butternut squash. Spread it on a pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 – 30 mins until squash is fork tender.
Sauté onions and garlic in a little olive oil till soft and translucent.
Place 2 cups of the squash in food processor with sautéed garlic, chopped onion and marscapone cheese. Puree the shit out of it. Make it smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and make ravioli.
For the Truffle Oil Sauce
Combine the vinegar and white wine in a saucepan on medium heat. Reduce until the liquid forms a light syrup.
Reduce the heat and add the teaspoon of cream. I often heat the cream first because I find that it curdles less if you heat it first. I hate it when things curdle...
Decrease heat to low and whisk in butter, one cube at a time until well incorporated. Do not boil.
Add lemon juice, and truffle oil. Do not substitute the Truffle Oil. It wont taste how it should. The oil makes this sauce.
For the Garnish:
Saute the prawns in about 1 tsp of butter, 1 to 2 minutes per side, until they are orangey, pink
Melt the remaining butter in a pan. Add the sage leaves and fry till crispy.
To make the Ravioli:
If you have a pasta maker, use it to make two thin strips about 5 inches wide. Then use the ravioli maker to make the pasta, or lay one piece down and drop spoonful’s of the Squash filling evenly spaced (about 2 inches apart) and two spoonful’s across. Then place the other strip of pasta over top and press down around each spoonful to make a sealed pocket. Then cut into ravioli squares.
If you don’t have a pasta maker, just roll the pasta by hand into at least a 10 inch wide rectangle and then cut into 2 strips that are 5 inches wide each and follow the directions above.
Cook the ravioli by boiling salted water, throw a bunch of Ravioli in (don’t crowd the pot) and cook for a few minutes until they float. Drain and assemble the dish. Eat and savor!
As an Appy: assemble 3 or 4 ravioli on each plate, place one sage leaf on each ravioli and one prawn on top. Drizzle a spoonfull of the sauce over each one.
As a Main: place a number of ravioli on each plate, sprinkle a few sage leaves and prawns on top. Drizzle the sauce over the whole works.
Holy Muther, you are going to love these! You will be so glad you made these at home, because you can just make yourself another plate :)