Chorizo, butternut squash, walnut and feta cheese ravioli

Chorizo butternut squash and feta cheese ravioli

Do you have a favorite pasta shape? Two of my favorites are tagliatelle or pappardelle pasta, long , wide strands of pasta with a lot of surface for the sauce to cling on to. Another favorite is ravioli. It is perfect little pasta parcels and they can be filled with yummy stuff, what is there not to like?

 

I did the same pasta as for the dumplings using land cress and coriander, the recipe is here.

I like the classic ricotta and spinach filling in ravioli but I like the tangy flavor and texture of feta cheese. Besides feta cheese I had a small piece of chorizo and some walnuts, it sounded like it would go well with feta cheese and I thought some butternut squash puree would bring it all together.

 

Chorizo, butternut squash, walnut and feta cheese stuffed ravioli

preparation time 20 minutes with ready made and rested pasta dough

cooking time 3-4 minutes 

serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of pasta dough
  • about 5 cm or 2 inches of chorizo, chopped fine
  • 1 small handful of walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup butternut squash puree
  • 1/2 feta cheese, 100gr or 3.5 oz
  • 2 tbsp light cream
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • zest of 1/2 lemon

Crumble the feta cheese in to a blender and add the cream and olive oil. Blend until fairly smooth, there can be a few lumps but no big pieces. Grate lemon zest and mix in. Set aside until it is time to assemble the ravioli.

 

feta cheese creme

 

Pan fry the chorizo and chopped walnuts and drain on household tissue.

 

chorizo and walnuts

 

Roll the pasta dough in quarters, it is easier to handle if you are not looking for very long strands of pasta.

 

Place fillings in a row on half of the pasta dough. Feta cheese creme, butternut squash puree and a sprinkle of chorizo and walnuts.

 

Chorizo feta and walnut ravioli

 

 

brush the dough lightly with water and fold over the other half of the pasta sheet. Cut out the ravioli with a cutter or a knife.

 

Chorizo feta and walnut ravioli

 

Dust each ravioli lightly with corn starch so they won’t stick together and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.

 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the ravioli for 3-4 minutes. They are done when they float up to the surface.

 

Take the remaining chorizo and walnuts and make a beaurre noisette, melt butter in a pan until it starts to go brown. It will get a lovely and nutty flavor. Add the chorizo and walnuts and spoon over the ravioli. I added fresh coriander , a little olive oil and sesame seeds before serving.

 

Chorizo butternut squash and feta cheese ravioli

 

Chorizo butternut squash and feta cheese ravioli

 

The feta cheese added a lovely flavor, the butternut squash puree made the filling creamy and the chorizo and walnuts added texture. I have a few ravioli left and might need to just double check the flavors again tomorrow.

 

I am bringing a batch of these to the lovely Angie’s Fiesta Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments
15 Responses to “Chorizo, butternut squash, walnut and feta cheese ravioli”
  1. I always have chorizo around so I’ll need to try this flavor combination. Maybe in enchiladas. Sounds delish.
    Tracey

    • petra08 says:

      hi Tracey
      Me too, it goes with everything! I bet it would make a great enchiladas, perhaps with roasted butternut squash! You got me thinking! 🙂

  2. These look truly amazing! Such beautiful cooking and photographing!

  3. Your onto something their Petra with the favourite pasta shape thing – mine too is long strands like spaghetti and tagliatelle…..lovely recipe too!

    • petra08 says:

      Hi Laura
      Ha ha I am not sure why it tastes different but just about everyone I have asked has a favorite! Glad you like it, I wasn’t sure about the butternut but it worked a treat 🙂 Happy weekend!

  4. This dish is just a beautiful as it has to be delicious!

    • petra08 says:

      Hi Julie
      Thank you so much! The flavors worked really well and the walnuts were a nice addition.
      Have a great week ahead 🙂

  5. Suchitra says:

    How flavorful & nutrient-packed are these ravioli! Perfect for kids and adults alike! Thanks for sharing these at Fiesta Friday!

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