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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...

  1. pescatarian 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 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 Dec 3, 2007 04:53 PM

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

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        1. re: maria lorraine
          Emme Dec 4, 2007 12:44 AM

          i was gonna suggest this as well: http://www.bigoven.com/9738-Pumpkin-Ravioli-in-Chicken-Broth-recipe.html or http://www.bigoven.com/132346-Pumpkin-Ravioli-with-Leek-And-Sage-Broth-recipe.html

          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=17544

          Red Pepper Sauce

          an orange based sauce

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          karykat Dec 3, 2007 05:06 PM

          How about a wild mushroom broth?

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            intuitive eggplant 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 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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              1. re: bitsubeats
                maria lorraine 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 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 Dec 4, 2007 06:27 PM

                  perhaps a pumpkin seed and tomatillo sauce.

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