A Homemade Ravioli Shortcut: Wonton Ravioli Recipe!
When you think of homemade pasta, everything from rolling pins to pasta sets come to mind. Although the process of making your own custom pasta seems drawn out and difficult; do not fear! You too can make delicious, custom filled ravioli (even if you don’t have a Pasta Excellence Set yet). This week, I’m showing you how to easily make your own ravioli using a secret short cut: wonton wrappers! The wraps actually boil up just like pasta and take the work out of making your own dough.
Let’s get started, shall we?
What You’ll Need:
- Wonton wrappers (not egg roll wrappers; they’re thicker)
- A basting or pastry brush, like my iSi model
- your custom filling of choice
- pasta sauce of your choice
Heather’s Easy Shrimp Filling (for about 20 raviolis)
- 10 pre-cooked Cajun shrimp, diced up
- ½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- A dash of dried parsley
- A few grinds of pepper
Heather’s Easy Garlic Cream Sauce
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon organic butter
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1-2 dashes Cayenne pepper
- Pepper, to taste
- ½ teaspoon cornstarch
- Take one wonton wrapper and lay it on a flat, clean surface or cutting board
- Add about a tablespoon of filling to the middle of the wonton wrapper
- Moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper with a brush dipped in water
- Fold the wonton diagonally in half (so it looks like a triangle)
- Press the edges together to seal the wonton ravioli
- Repeat until the remainder of your filling has been used
- Bring a pot of water to boil
- Gently add the ravioli to the water, one at a time. You may have to cook in several batches.
- Cook until the wonton becomes more transparent, about 3-4 minutes
- Serve immediately with pasta sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
These wonton raviolis don’t have the classic square shape you’re used to but they’re absolutely easy and tasty! Your guests won’t have to know you didn’t make the dough yourself. The shrimp filling and sauce I made are worth a go too if you’d like to try!
Feel free to play around with different filling and sauce combinations; you may end up cooking something even more amazing! What fillings do you plan on trying out? Let us know by commenting on the blog, sending us a tweet, posting on the KaTom Youtube channel, or by writing on our Facebook wall! We would love to hear from you!
Until Next Time!
Ravioli wonton picture courtesy of howtohaveitall.net