Tuesday 14 February 2023

Crispy Fried Ravioli and Marmite Cheese Sauce

This delicious Valentine's Day meal was created by Amy Sheppard, leading foodie influencer and author of HOB and Savvy Shopper's Cookbook.The Crispy Fried Ravioli and Marmite Cheese Sauce is the perfect dish for couples doing Valentine's Day on a budget this year.

250g Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli 
1 egg beaten 
50g Panko breadcrumbs 
Oil for frying 
15g butter 
15g flour 
150ml milk 
75g grated Marmite Cheddar Cheese 
50ml single cream 
Pinch chilli powder 
Salt and pepper 
First prep the ravioli: Place the breadcrumbs and beaten egg in separate bowls. 
  • Dip each ravioli in beaten egg, tap off any excess, then roll in the breadcrumbs until lightly coated. 
  • Set them aside or refrigerate if prepping ahead of time. 
  • Make the sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan on a medium heat. Stir in the flour until it disappears and starts to bubble. 
  • Slowly add the milk a little at a time. Bring it to the boil each time before adding more milk. Stir continuously. 
  • Add the cheese and a pinch of chilli powder. Stir until the cheese has melted. 
  • Stir in the cream and season with salt and pepper. Gently bring to the boil and take off the heat. 
  • Heat 1/2cm deep of oil in a large, non-stick frying pan until hot 
  • On a medium heat, fry the ravioli for 5-7 minutes. You want them to fry quite slowly, so they are golden and crisp but soft in the middle. 
  • Use a slotted spoon to gently press the air out of them as they fry. 
  • Divide between two plates. Heat the sauce through if needed and drizzle over the pasta.
Finish with a little black pepper and finely chopped parsley.

Recipe reel can be found here https://www.instagram.com/p/CZwwwe3ovzi/
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