Zucchini Ravioli w/ Burnt Butter, Sage & Walnut Sauce

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    • Zucchini Ravioli w/ Burnt Butter, Sage & Walnut Sauce

      I've just stumbled upon a few zucchini ravioli recipes in LC cyberspace. Here's my version, but you could add any filling...goats cheese, pine nuts, pumpkin, meat, whatevs. And you could serve it in a cream or tomato based sauce too. Anyway, I really love this idea. We are a very inventive bunch, us low-carbers.

      Zucchini Ravioli w/ Burnt Butter, Sage & Walnut Sauce


      For Ravioli:

      1 large or 2-4 small zucchinis, topped and tailed (or as many as you need to accommodate the filling)

      200g ricotta (drained if necessary)

      400g Mushrooms, diced

      Butter, for frying

      Zest of 1 lemon

      1 clove garlic

      Salt & pepper, to taste

      For Sauce:

      200g butter

      ⅔ cup (90g) walnuts, roughly chopped

      ¼ cup fresh sage leaves


      For Ravioli:

      Preheat oven to 220C.

      With a vegetable peeler or mandolin, peel the zucchini into thin slices lengthways. Set aside.

      Saute mushrooms in butter, with a little salt and pepper until soft. Use a microplane to grate garlic into the mushrooms, and continue to fry for a minute or two more, stirring.

      In a bowl combine the ricotta, mushrooms, lemon zest, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

      If using a large zucchini, place one strip horizontally, and another vertically on top to make a cross, or ‘plus sign’. If using small zucchinis, do this with 2 strips.

      Place a tbsp of the mushroom mixture into the centre of the cross. Fold zucchini into a “ravioli” parcel and place in a baking dish seam-side down. Repeat with the remaining zucchini and filling.

      Bake for 15 minutes, or until zucchini is soft. Serve parcels doused in burnt butter , sage and walnut sauce.

      For Sauce:

      Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add walnut and sage, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until sage is crisp and butter is light golden in colour. Pour butter over ravioli, and serve with grated parmesan.

      Note: You could try frying the ravioli parcels seam-side down. Some have success with this method, some don’t. They may or may not fall apart!
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