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alternative to browned butter sauce on pumkin ravioli?

drdawn Dec 3, 2007 12:44 PM

I happily have some pumlin and amaretti ravioli frozen from the weekend's efforts. the recipe suggests a buerre noisette with sage and a bit of cream. it's perfect except i've had that last time and now i'm feeling chubby and I've had far, far too much butter recently.

any suggestions for some alternative? I would say lighter, but if its not butter alone ,surely it will be by definition lighter...

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  1. pescatarian RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 12:54 PM

    I know it's not traditionally served this way, but I would happily eat pumpkin ravioli with a olive oil, sun-dried tomato, garlic and onion pan sauce.

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      4Snisl RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 03:39 PM

      Maybe a white sauce made with low-fat milk and infused with ginger and nutmeg? Or pesto (might want to leave out the garlic if it'll clash with the sweetness of the amaretti)?

      1. maria lorraine RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 04:53 PM

        Serve them en brodo, in broth.
        Reduced, concentrated chicken stock works.

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          Emme RE: maria lorraine Dec 4, 2007 12:44 AM

          i was gonna suggest this as well: http://www.bigoven.com/9738-Pumpkin-R... or http://www.bigoven.com/132346-Pumpkin...

          here's another interesting idea, this pumpkin seed sauce, but i would substitute fat free half and half for the cream... http://www.yumyum.com/recipe.htm?ID=1...

          Red Pepper Sauce

          an orange based sauce

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          karykat RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 05:06 PM

          How about a wild mushroom broth?

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            intuitive eggplant RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 05:12 PM

            I made a butternut squash ravioli variation on this recipe at Thanksgiving, and the clams and their broth were one of the best parts of the dish--satisfying even without the sage brown butter, I'd think.


            1. bitsubeats RE: drdawn Dec 3, 2007 05:12 PM

              not healthy, but how about serving it with a blue cheese sauce? cream, butter, and some blue cheese? I love pumpkin with blue cheese <3

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                maria lorraine RE: bitsubeats Dec 3, 2007 10:20 PM

                OP indicated she was watching calories and was looking for "butter" alternatives.

                Interesting flavor idea, though.

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                piccola RE: drdawn Dec 4, 2007 06:15 PM

                If it wasn't for the amaretti, I'd suggest pesto. As it is, I'd go with a ginger/spiced broth, or a yogurt sauce http://www.thegutsygourmet.net/yogurt... (don't boil or it will curdle).

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                  howchow RE: drdawn Dec 4, 2007 06:27 PM

                  perhaps a pumpkin seed and tomatillo sauce.

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