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Giovanni Rana’s mozzarella and olives ravioli

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Makes

2

Portions
.Not Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

30

minutes
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5

minutes cooking time

Ingredients

For the Pasta Dough
  • 140g All purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
For the Filling
  • 55g Ricotta
  • 30gr mozzarella, chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 10 olives, chopped
  • 15g Parmigiano cheese
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
 For the sauce - Pesto Genovese
  • 50g basil
  • 25g Parmigiano cheese
  • 5 soup spoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cloves of garlic
  • 50g pine nuts
  • Pinch of salt

Method

For the Pasta
  1. Put the flour with the salt in a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the middle then crack the eggs into the well, one at a time. Using your fingertips, mix well and begin to knead the fresh mixture into fresh dough.
  3. Put the dough on a table and knead well with both hands until the dough is smooth and elastic, rolling it out using a rolling pin if needed.
For the Filling
  1. mix the ricotta, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, olives and Parmesan, adding a pinch of oregano, salt and pepper.
For the Sauce
  1. Inside a mixer put the ingredients in the following order: basil, extra virgin oil, Parmigiano, salt and garlic. Mix all until the ingredients turn into a creamy and minced sauce.
  2. Toast the pine nuts for about 5 - 10
  3. Roll the pasta to as thin as possible and using a pasta cutter or a knife, gently cut into squares.
  4. Spoon out a teaspoon of the filling into the centre of each pasta square.
For the Ravioli
  1. Carefully fold each pasta square diagonally and pinch the edges until closed. Then bring the corners together with your fingers and squeeze together.
  2. Cook the ravioli in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water and simmer gently for 4 minutes, avoiding overcooking.
  3. Drain the ravioli thoroughly and finish by serving with the pesto sauce on top. Finally add the toasted pine nuts. 
 Cook's tip: If you don't have all of the fresh ingredients available, why not try Giovanni Rana's Simply Italian fresh filled pasta range, available in six delicious varieties including chicken & mozzarella, spinach & ricotta and Italian cheeses. Based on homemade Italian family recipes, they are simple and quick to prepare in less than 5 minutes.  RRP ‚£1.99. 

If you have the luxury of time, why not try Mr Giovanni Rana’s unique recipe for these traditional Italian treasures: Mozeralla, tomato and olive ravioli with pesto Genovese, using his short film and the recipe below.

Giovanni Rana

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For more than 50 years Giovanni Rana has been recognised as a symbol for good taste and quality products, creating fresh pasta and sauces for people to enjoy at home since 1962. 

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