Food For Restoration

23 Aug

After not having cooked (or slept, really) for a number of days (and eating unmentionables), a proper homemade meal was in order.  Abe was dying to grill the Alaska salmon, anyway.

We wandered around Whole Foods for inspiration and settled on grilling the salmon simply with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.  (It’s too beautiful to do much else to it.)

Since we are overgrown with basil, we decided on a beautiful tomato, mozzarella, avocado, and basil salad, too.

Finally, to accompany the salmon and tomato salad, Abe requested ravioli.  In recent years, I have discovered that pre-made wonton wrappers work perfectly for (otherwise) homemade ravioli.  Fill them with your favorite combination of cheese, meat, and/or veggies.  It literally takes two seconds.

Last night we did a cheese and sun dried tomato ravioli.  Combine a cup of ricotta, a quarter cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, one tablespoon of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.  (Combine ingredients directly in the ricotta container for fewer dirty dishes.) 

If you have an egg to mix in there, that would be nice (the egg (the protein, really) acts as a binder).  I thought I did but didn’t.

Line up your wonton wrappers on a cutting board.Add a heaping teaspoon or so of the ricotta mixture to each wrapper.Fill a glass with water.  Dip your finger in the water and wet the edges of the wonton wrappers, one at a time.  Cover with another wonton wrapper and gently press down along the edges.  Work from the inside out and try to get any air bubbles out as you go.Clamp the edges together all the way around with a fork.  This will keep your ravioli together in the boiling water.  Gently lower ravioli into a pot of boiling, salted water for 3-5 minutes (or until the ravioli rise to the top).  Drizzle with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.  Serve with salmon and a tomato salad – or whatever else!      Our meal for restoration.  We are going to need a few.

4 Responses to “Food For Restoration”

  1. torcat August 24, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    Um, okay this looks delish. I love the simple solution of using the wontons–so creative!

  2. arianne1220 August 24, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    Wow, that looks awesome. The ravioli look fun to make!
    I just got really hungry. Too bad it’s way past my bedtime.

  3. Kim September 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    This looks delicious!!! I’m going to try to make the ravioli!

  4. Briana September 2, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Yum! Can’t wait to make it!

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