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An Experiment October 31, 2007

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR.
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A while back, a friend at work said she wanted to try making home-made raviolis. But you know how it is; one thing leads to another, and some things never get done.

Well, she piqued my curiosity, and soon I was dreaming up wicked ravioli recipes, despite never having made even the simplest of pastas before. Hell, I had never made any kind of dough, even though an auto-mechanic friend had taken up bread-making years ago (claiming it was the only thing he had found which really, truly got his fingernails clean.)

Anyway.

I went on line, found a pasta recipe, scrubbed my nails and dove in. It’s pretty spooky, gettin’ all dough-sticky and having no idea if you’re doing it right or wasting your time. But twenty minutes later I had a, um, bolus

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which I attacked with a bottle of cheap white wine (still with its full compliment of Wine Heft) and a paring knife

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…which strips I then stuffed with a mixture of crab meat, ricotta cheese and fresh herbs from my porch boxes and served with a spicy chicken broth made with braised fennel, roasted red peppers and a healthy dollop of Frau Biergut’s Home-Made Habeñero Sauce:

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Mama Mia, dat’sa Good!

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1. beatgrl - October 31, 2007

Congratulations!

I just got a flashback to age 12 or so, when I made raviolis with my dad. The instructions said to cut them in 1″ squares or so. That did not seem big enough so I made them bigger. Well, they expand during cooking. 🙂 I think we could only fit 1 or 2 on our plate at a time. My dad is still laughing.

2. Jennifer - October 31, 2007

Wow. Awesome.

But tell your mechanic friend “yikes” from me, ‘kay?

3. boxer rebel - November 1, 2007

Wow that looks really good CR.


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