Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce


This post is a bonus post- woo hoo! I pretty much stick to my regular blogging schedule of every other day, but I have an insane surplus of recipes to blog and I am so excited to share them with you. Not to mention today is a SNOW DAY (every teachers' fave) so I figured why not  post a little ol' bonus for you?!

I am obsessed with Trader Joe's (like... obsessed...) but there isn't one locally so I only go every now and then. When I was there last I got a package of sundried tomato and goat cheese ravioli. I put them in the fridge and instantly began thinking of what kind of sauce to use. Regular ol' marinara would have worked, but I wanted something that wouldn't mask the flavor of the goat cheese and sundried tomatoes. Instantly I knew I needed to make a brown butter sage sauce so I dug through my gigantic recipes-to-try file and grabbed this sauce.

Was it good? OH YES it was. I moaned, I groaned, I begged John to tell me I was the best cook he had ever met. Ooops, maybe I took sharing too far... hmmm... But anyways, this sauce was to die for. My only "issue" if you will is that when I added the parmesan it didn't incorporate as well as I'd have liked and the sauce was speckled with white cheese. Did it affect the taste? No- not at all. But the look was meh. Next time I'd use freshly shaved instead of grated cheese- that'll solve the problem.



Source: Sauce slightly adapted from Mario Batali

Ingredients:
4 tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. sage
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated or freshly shaved)
Ravioli (or pasta of choice)

Directions:
1- Bring a pot of water to boil, add the pasta, and cook according to packaging directions.
2- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan add the butter and melt until it begins to brown in the shallowest places. Watch it closely- you don't want to burn your butter.
3- Add sage, remove from the heat.
4- Add lemon and parmesan, stirring well.
5- Pour the sauce over the ravioli, or pasta of choice, and serve hot.

19 comments:

  1. this looks like a great weeknight meal. nice and quick with the premade raviolis, but the brown butter sage topping sounds delicious!

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  2. Mmmm sounds delicious, I love simple pasta sauces! Definitely going to try this.

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  3. i keep saying the same thing on your posts but YUM!

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  4. Hi! I bought the same ravioli and then googled "what kind of sauce goes with goat cheese and sundried tomato ravioli" and found this post. AMAZING! Thank you!!

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    1. I'm becoming part of a trend!

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    2. Me five..? I think that's what number we are at!

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    3. So funny! I'm glad you all found this!

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    4. Me six! You're the top result on Google! Thanks so much :)

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    5. Same here. Thanks!

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  5. This was sooooo good! We got the raviolis but I had no idea what kind of sauce to use. Found this and it was a huge hit. I also have a good recipe for the trader joes butternut squash ravioli if you are interested.

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  6. This taste awesome!! We got the ravioli the other day but I had no idea what kind of sauce to use. It was so quick and easy. I have one for the butternut squash ravioli from trader joes if you or anyone is interested. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Would you mind sharing your recipe for the butternut squash ravioli sauce? Thanks! :)

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  7. You are a domestic goddess. I happened to go to Trader Joe's yesterday and picked up the goat cheese/tomato ravioli for the first time. Went on Pinterest to see if there was a good sauce and wooops! There it was. I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand and...what a great meal. I did add a little minced fresh garlic to the butter sauce cuz that the way I roll. Outstanding. I thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. ♥ Signed: Mothercrone

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  8. This is one of my favorite recipes. In fact I made it for dinner tonight. I use the Trader Joe's Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Ravioli. So easy to prepare and I make sure that I always have the ingredients in stock at my house.

    Mothercrone

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  9. Just made it! Absolutely delicious and easy! I love the lemony taste!

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  10. I made this last night for dinner to go with lobster ravioli. I added a pinch of garlic powder and then finished off the ravioli by sauteing in the butter sauce. It was fabulous. The only improvement would be to add bacon to the sauce. What doesn't go with bacon!

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