Butternut squash ravioli - what kind of nuts go with it?
We're hosting a large dinner party in a couple of weeks and I want to make something vegetarian but hearty; simple enough that I won't be spending all day and night in the kitchen preparing food!
I've decided on homemade butternut squash/ricotta ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce, but I'd like to add a little something extra as a garnish, like maybe one of the following toasted nuts:
Which of those would go well with the ravioli?
I'll also be serving some sort of salad, and dessert of course!
Any of these, and don't forget pine nuts. Just not peanuts, ever, with this dish. Ask me why I know that. Shades of mommy.
Agree on using any of them - I just made them this past weekend and used toasted walnuts and shavings of Parmesan (along with a fried sage leaf on each dish) as garnish and it was fantastic. Incidentally, I think hazelnuts would be a wonderful compliment.
I've used ground almonds in the butternut squash filling, with a bit of sage and ground Parmigiano. I've also had the ravioli with toasted pine nuts as a garnish.
Agree--any of the above. I sprinkled hazelnuts on a butternut squash/goat cheese lasagna I made last week. That was terrific.
And yet another option besides those you've listed--pistachios.