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Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Smoked Salmon Ravioli

This summer I have been eating quite a bit of smoked salmon. It makes a great snack, sandwich addition and surprisingly a yummy filling for ravioli. If you enjoy making pasta at home I suggest you try this recipe. It only calls for a handful of ingredients, all of which are easy to find and inexpensive to buy. 
The recipe below is just a small batch of only 10 ravioli, if you are cooking for a crowd just double the ingredients and it will turn out just as delicious. 

Ingredients
Makes 10 Ravioli

Filling
8 oz of cream cheese, softened
6 oz smoked salmon, diced
2 green onion, diced

Mix the ingredients together until evenly combined. Place in the fridge until ready for use.

Pasta
1/4 cup semolina flour
1/2 cup of "00" pizza flour or white flour 
pinch of salt
1 egg
1/8 cup water (only if needed)

Place the flour on a smooth surface and create a well in the middle. Crack the egg into the well and slowly beat the egg. Once the egg is scrambled, start slowly adding in a little flour at a time with and continue to mix with a fork. Keep mixing until you can't use the fork and start kneading the dough with your hands. Add water if needed, a little at a time. Continue to knead for 10 minutes. If the dough is sticky add in a little flour at a time until you have an elastic ball. 
Cover in plastic wrap and set aside for 30 minutes. 

If you have a stand mixer, place all ingredients except the water into the mixer and turn on med/low until a ball starts for form, adding water if needed. Once the ball starts for form decrease speed to low. 

Putting it all together
Flatten the dough one sheet at a time with a roller or through a pasta machine. Lay out the dough and place a small dollop of filling evenly on one side of the dough. Fold the dough over to cover the filling and cut using a ravioli stamp or pastry cutter. Set each ravioli aside and dust with flour. Carefully place the pasta in lightly boiling water, when they float they are ready (about 3-4 minutes). Remove and drain quickly. Make sure to have the sauce ready so it is warm when serving. Have some sliced lemon on hand for garnish. 

I tested out two different things to toss the pasta in, one was butter and the other oil. Both were tasty but the butter won hands down! If you decide to use oil make sure to add a little extra salt or toss in some capers. 

Sauce
4 tbs butter
2 tbs capers
pinch of salt

Place the ingredients in a sauce pan until the butter melts. Pour lightly over the pasta and serve immediately.
(pasta tossed in olive oil with chopped chives)




2 comments:

  1. I am a great fan of smoked salmon. I can have it anytime and anywhere. The best part of making it is, it’s really easy to make. First time when I made it at my home, I just searched for online cooking recipes and just followed them. My dish really came out good.

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