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Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigiano and Basil

Burrata Ravioli: A Delightful Combination of Creamy and Tangy

Welcome to the world of exquisite Italian cuisine! If you are a fan of pasta, cheese, and the vibrant flavors of Italy, then you are in for a treat. Today, we are going to explore the delectable dish of Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigiano, and Basil. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more!

The Beauty of Burrata

Let’s start by understanding the star ingredient of this dish – Burrata. Imagine a delicate pouch of fresh mozzarella cheese, filled with a creamy, velvety center. As you take a bite, the luscious filling oozes out, enveloping your palate with its rich and indulgent texture. The combination of the soft, stretchy mozzarella exterior and the creamy center is simply divine.

Burrata is like a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Its origins lie in the Apulia region of Italy, where it was created as a way to use up the leftover scraps of mozzarella production. Little did they know that this ingenious creation would become a sensation worldwide!

The Perfect Marriage: Burrata and Ravioli

Now that we appreciate the beauty of Burrata, let’s talk about the tantalizing combination of Burrata and Ravioli. Ravioli, those delicate pasta parcels filled with a variety of delectable fillings, are a culinary delight on their own. But when you introduce Burrata into the equation, magic happens!

Imagine biting into a tender ravioli pillow, only to be greeted by a burst of creamy Burrata goodness. The contrast between the al dente pasta and the creamy filling is a match made in heaven. Each mouthful is a symphony of flavors and textures, leaving you wanting more.

The Simplicity of Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigiano, and Basil

To complement the lusciousness of Burrata and the delicate ravioli, a fresh tomato sauce is the perfect choice. Made with ripe tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, this sauce brings a burst of freshness and acidity to balance the creamy richness of the Burrata.

The addition of Parmigiano, with its nutty and salty notes, adds a layer of complexity to the dish. As you grate the Parmigiano over the ravioli, it melts and melds with the other flavors, enhancing the overall taste experience. And finally, a sprinkle of fresh basil leaves adds a touch of herbal freshness that elevates the dish to new heights.

FAQs

1. What does Burrata taste like?

Burrata has a mild and milky flavor with a hint of tanginess. Its creamy center adds a luxurious and indulgent element to any dish.

2. Can I make my own Burrata?

Making Burrata from scratch can be quite challenging. It requires specific techniques and ingredients. It’s best to leave it to the experts or purchase it from a trusted source.

3. How do I cook Burrata ravioli?

Burrata ravioli cooks quickly. Simply boil them in salted water until they float to the surface. Be gentle when handling them to avoid bursting the delicate parcels.

4. Can I freeze Burrata ravioli?

It’s not recommended to freeze Burrata ravioli as the creamy filling may not retain its texture and flavor after thawing.

5. What other sauces can I pair with Burrata ravioli?

While fresh tomato sauce is a classic choice, you can also try pairing Burrata ravioli with a light sage butter sauce, a creamy mushroom sauce, or even a simple olive oil and garlic dressing.

6. Are there vegetarian options for Burrata ravioli?

Absolutely! Burrata ravioli can be made with vegetarian fillings such as spinach and ricotta, pumpkin, or even mushroom and truffle.

7. Can I substitute Burrata with another cheese?

While Burrata is the star of this dish, you can experiment with other creamy cheeses like ricotta or even a combination of mozzarella and cream cheese as a substitute.

8. Where can I find Burrata ravioli?

Burrata ravioli can be found in specialty Italian markets, gourmet food stores, or you can try making them yourself using store-bought Burrata and fresh pasta sheets.

In Conclusion

Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigiano, and Basil is a dish that combines the best of Italian flavors and textures. The creamy, tangy Burrata filling nestled within tender ravioli pillows, bathed in a fresh tomato sauce, and adorned with Parmigiano and basil, is a feast for both the eyes and the palate.

So, why not treat yourself to a taste of Italy and indulge in this culinary masterpiece? Whether you savor it at a restaurant or prepare it in your own kitchen, Burrata Ravioli will transport you to a world of gastronomic delight. Buon appetito!

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Burrata Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Parmigiano and Basil

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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • Eight 6-by-6-inch squares of fresh pasta
  • 1 large egg , whisked
  • 2 balls of burrata , sliced into a total of 16 pieces
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups of San Marzano tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Instructions
 

  • Start by cutting the pasta sheets into squares measuring 3 by 3 inches.
  • Take one pasta square and brush one side with a small amount of beaten egg.
  • Place a piece of burrata cheese in the center of the pasta square and top it with a basil leaf.
  • Season with salt and pepper, then place another pasta square on top to create a ravioli. Repeat this step until you have a total of 16 ravioli for 3 servings.
  • Allow the ravioli to set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • While the ravioli is setting, bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • In a separate saucepan, heat the tomato sauce until it simmers.
  • Add the ravioli to the boiling water and cook for about 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • In the tomato sauce, add olive oil and mix well.
  • Transfer the cooked ravioli to the saucepan with the tomato sauce. Cook for an additional minute, adding butter at the same time.
  • Season the dish with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the ravioli onto 3 plates and garnish with extra basil leaves and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Keyword Cheese, main-dish, Parmesan Cheese Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Ravioli, Sauce Recipes, Tomato, Vegetable, Vegetarian
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