Rummaging through the fridge today I found I still had a small piece of pasta dough and some leftover bolognese from my pappardelle the other night, fancying a light lunch I came up with a tasty idea. Ravioli.
- Leftover pasta dough approximately 100g
- Roughly 100g bolognese
- Handful basil leaves
- A few chopped cherry tomatoes
- 2 chopped chillis
- Grated Parmesan to finish.
I rolled out the pasta twice on every setting with my pasta machine then put a tablespoon of the bolognese every 2 inches down the length of the sheet. Next I put a little egg round every bit of the filling to seal the raviolis, I folded the whole sheet over and pressed around every bit of filling squeezing all of the air out and sealing them at the same time. Using my pasta cutter I cut all of the pasta into squares and trimmed off any excess.
I plunged the raviolis into a pan of salted oiled water to cook for 5 minutes. While that cooked I gently pan fried the tomatoes, chilli and basil to make a small sauce, once both were cooked I plated immediately and finished with some extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan and a little basil. This was a superb lunch and a fantastic way to make use of a few small bits of leftovers.