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I have some lovely almost sweet fresh ricotta from Coluccio's. What to do with it?

vvv03 Jan 30, 2012 01:35 PM

I am not a lasagna fan (I know, crazy talk, but it is what it is.) Any other ideas? It's really great ricotta. Maybe a lighter/less complicated pasta dish..?

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  1. Novelli RE: vvv03 Jan 30, 2012 01:50 PM

    How about some cannolis? zeppole?

    Pasta dish - Rigatoni stirred with ricotta and spicy sausage and some raab?

    1. njmarshall55 RE: vvv03 Jan 30, 2012 01:55 PM

      Not a pasta dish, but one of my faves. Drain, then garnish a scoop with a drizzle of honey, a dusting of cocoa, and maybe some toasted almonds. Nice light dessert.

      As far as pasta dishes go, stuffed shells? Manicotti? I like Novelli's suggestion alot...I usually use "little ears" (can't spell it's real name).

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        escondido123 RE: vvv03 Jan 30, 2012 04:06 PM

        Spread on toasted bread that has been rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Eat. Or, add sauteed bitter greens too. Eat. Or, top with chopped, oil packed sun dried tomatoes. Eat.

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          HillJ RE: escondido123 Feb 1, 2012 06:01 AM

          Definately agree with escond. Fresh ricotta as a spread is heaven. I'd go fig jam or a fresh sliced berry. Drizzle of honey or balsamic and call it lunch. No fuss.

        2. emily RE: vvv03 Jan 30, 2012 04:28 PM

          I love to whip some up with a bit of sugar, chocolate chips and candied orange peel. Cannoli filling without the shell.

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            lidia RE: vvv03 Feb 1, 2012 03:22 AM

            You could make ricotta/spinach gnocchi, also called "gnudi".

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              maomi RE: vvv03 Feb 1, 2012 04:16 AM

              a big scoop of ricotta on top of a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce is really delicious!

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