Ravioli, no Red Sauce
Hubby wants to try mushroom ravioli. I would like to try it without marinara. Maybe make some sort of sauce with Parmesan cheese, wine. What would you suggest?
A lemon cream sauce. Like Marcella Hazan's pasta al limone. Tart and creamy and oh, so good. Or maybe a simple agrodolce (sweet and sour Italian style) of white wine vinegar and sugar reduced for a little bit..... adam
The alternative to a white sauce or a browned butter/sage sauce (one of my faves to make) is a walnut pesto...
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 garlic clove
1 1/3 cups packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons finely grated Pecorino
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
toast nuts til fragrant and golden. pulse together nuts and garlic, then add in the rest of the ingredients til parsley is coarsely chopped throughout.