Prosciutto Ravioli with Garlic Infused Butter

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If given the choice between a pina colada and getting caught in the rain, 99% of the time I’m going to choose the pina colada, duh. (PS I just remembered that I have/at one point had a life-changing recipe for Skinny Pina Coladas. I must find this recipe!)

99% of the time I absolutely loathe getting caught in the rain. It’s right up there with getting caught in the wind as my top irrational hatreds in life. Well, that and cooked carrots. Oh! And malted milk balls! I was reminded of how much I hate malted milk balls when I spotted them out of the corner of my eye while my co-workers and I were perusing the candy aisle of Walgreens last week.

NBD.

Anyways, like I said, 99% of the time I literally cannot STAND getting caught in the rain – what with the runny makeup, flattened hair and soggy clothes – except for that rare jewel of a 1% when I get caught in the rain…on a run.

I don’t know why, but I LOVE getting caught in the rain when I’m running. When those fat raindrops start falling, it’s as if all the effort it takes to put one foot in front of the other also falls to the wayside. I don’t breathe hard, my joints don’t hurt (…) and I feel like I could run forever.

Isn’t that weird?

The reason why I’m telling you this because around mile 2 of my 4 mile trail run this afternoon, the clouds opened up and the rain came. It fell and it fell and it fell. And it was awesome. And I smiled as I chugged home in less time than it normally takes, with far less effort. WHY IS THIS?!

Do you like to run in the rain?

ps I never run when it’s thundering or lightening. I know someone will yell! ;)

At any rate, after I showered the mud and muck off (running in the rain is fun, but messy!) I got to work on dinner, which was 90% pre-made – Prosciutto Ravioli with Garlic Infused Butter – MUWAHA!!

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These ravioli blew Ben’s and my MIND. At least that’s what I think he was trying to tell me…it was a little hard to hear him with his face buried in garlic butter. ;)

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These prosciutto, spinach and cheese ravioli made with wonton wrappers are pre-made then frozen, boiled straight out of the freezer, then dropped in a butter/garlic/olive oil mixture before heading straight to the face.

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THEY ARE SO FRACKING GOOD!

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And, say it with me, easy too! ;) The recipe comes from my girl Giada de Laurentiis and only has 5 ingredients (salt & pepper not included…)

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First start by making the ravioli filling, which combines low-fat ricotta cheese, chopped prosciutto, spinach, an egg yolk and salt & pepper.

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Next, setup the ravioli assembly station, which includes:

1. Ravioli filling

2. Cookie sheet lined with wax paper

3. Dry cutting surface, such as a cutting board

4. Dish of water + pastry brush

5. Plate of wonton wrappers

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Wonton wrappers are PERFECT for making homemade ravioli. I’ve used them many times, including for my Butternut Squash Ravioli with Walnut Butter Sauce.

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They’re usually in the organic/tofu section of the grocery store and are very easy to work with. The only piece of advice I have is to keep the stack covered with a damp paper towel when you’re not working with them, so they don’t get too dry and crack.

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Assembly of the ravioli is next. Simply place 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper, wet two edges of the wrapper with water, then fold over and press firmly to seal the ravioli.

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Be sure to press around the filling before pressing the edges shut to prevent air pockets!

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Lay the ravioli onto the wax-paper lined cookie sheets and either cook them immediately, or place them into the freezer to freeze solid.

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After they’re frozen, package them up in freezer bags and keep in the freezer for 5-6 months, or so. Though I doubt they’ll last that long!

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When you’re ready to cook, boil a big pot of water and gently add the fresh or frozen ravioli. Turn the heat down so the water is just barely boiling, let the ravioli cook until they float to the top, then let them continue to cook for about another minute.

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The recipe I followed from Giada suggested that I serve the ravioli with oregano spiced butter, but I’ve got a thang for garlic butter, so I melted 1 Tablespoon each butter and olive oil over medium low heat, then added in 2 cloves smashed garlic. This was enough for 15 ravioli which fed both Ben and me.

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I let the garlic get golden brown, stirring often so it wouldn’t burn, and turning down the heat when I thought it might.

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When the ravioli were cooked, I gently drained them, then slid them into the garlic butter to soak up summa dat sawce! MMMMM.

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My mouth is still watering!! Garlic infused butter is pretty much the greatest thing ever. :)

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Prosciutto Ravioli with Garlic Infused Butter

Print this recipe!

Serves 6

Slightly adapted from Giada de Laurentiis

Ingredients:
1-15oz container 1/3 less fat ricotta cheese
1-10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
48 wonton wrappers
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed

Directions:

  1. Combine ricotta, spinach, prosciutto, egg yolks, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Set up the ravioli assembly station to include: filling, baking sheet lined with wax paper, dry flat surface, dish of water, pastry brush, plate of wonton wrappers.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of filling onto the center of each wonton wrapper and wet two edges of the wrapper with water using the pastry brush. Fold the wrapper over and press firmly to seal the ravioli. Press around the filling before pressing the edges shut to prevent air pockets.
  4. Lay the ravioli onto the baking sheet and either cook them immediately, or place them into the freezer to freeze solid. After they’re frozen, package them up in freezer bags and keep in the freezer for 5-6 months or so.
  5. If cooking right away, boil a big pot of water and gently add the ravioli. Turn the heat down so the water is barely boiling and cook until the ravioli float to the top, then let them continue to cook for about another minute.
  6. Meanwhile heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add smashed garlic and let it cook, stirring often so it won’t burn. Gently drain the ravioli and slide them into the hot skillet to saute briefly in the garlic butter sauce. You may need to do this in batches depending on how many servings you are making.
  7. Remove ravioli to a plate and serve.

A sprinkle of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper completed the dish perfectly!

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The best part is we’ve still got a ton more ravioli in the freezer for quick & easy weeknight meals. I halved Giada’s recipe which gave me 27 ravioli. Nice. :)

In other news, I worked like a BOSS today and am looking forward to relaxing with some trashy television tonight. Gossip Girl (where is this Blair + baby storyline going?) Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (this new girl is nothing but a pot stirrer) and Most Eligible Dallas (Ben will watch lay with me while getting his back rubbed during a lot of reality shows, but he draws the line at this one!)

Need to find that pina colada recipe too… Goodnight!

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We haven’t played this game MONTHS (years, even?) What’s the last thing you bought?

The last thing I bought was wonton wrappers. I forgot them at the store yesterday afternoon, then had to go BACK to get them. I love it when that happens…! :(

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Comments

  1. Lauren 10.10.2011

    I think I would like running in the rain, unless its a cold rain. Then I think I would rather just have that pina colda. Or your dinner, which looks absolutely amazing by the way.

  2. Kathryn 10.10.2011

    I love running in the rain too! I wonder why…maybe because it makes me feel like a kid…I don’t know.

  3. I just stopped to get wonton wrappers tonight because I’m making pumpkin rav with butter sauce tomorrow- yum! Yours look divine!

  4. Marlina 10.10.2011

    Last thing I bought was a smoothie with yogurt, banana, strawberries, orange juice, honey, and tahini! MMmm :) Also, thank you!!!! Over the weekend I whipped up some coconut chicken chili I found on your page and the bf and I LOVED it! Undeniable with some crusty bread :) thanks again!

  5. amy 10.10.2011

    The last thing I bought was my weekly grocery run, which I did yesterday.

  6. I don’t mind running in the rain. I say I will always take running in the rain over snow any day!

    The last thing I bought: I paid for a car wash. (Does this count?)

  7. Fun! The last thing I bought was, (sad and very redneck to say) a 6 pack of Michelob Ultra, at the gas station – while holding my 15 month old baby girl (who just happened to be wearing no shoes, and a shirt covered in chocolate)! Somtimes, it’s just one of those days. :)

  8. Brittney 10.10.2011

    I suppose paying my credit card bills today doesn’t count as buying anything, so the last thing was an iced pumpkin spice latte from Sbux this morning. The Starbucks on my way to work definitely contributed to the aforementioned bills :)

  9. I have a pack of wanton wrappers in the fridge and I was just telling my husband last night I was going to use them for ravioli… he thought I was out of my mind! HA I’m showing him this post as soon as I hit post.

  10. meghan 10.10.2011

    Skinny pina colada= coconut water, coconut rum/vodka, pineapple juice :)

    Last thing that I bought today- venti iced coffee from Starbucks and pumpkin bread to go along with!

  11. Blair 10.10.2011

    The last thing I bought was a 12 pack of Diet Pepsi. Dang my caffeine addiction! =(

  12. Brynne 10.10.2011

    The last thing I bought was a pair of workout shorts on sale at Target ($8.48!) and the new OPI Muppets nail polish called Rainbow Connection – it’s all glitter!

  13. stacy 10.10.2011

    i looooooove Giada’s recipes! that lady rocks :)

  14. Anne 10.10.2011

    The exact same thing happened to me on my run tonight – mile 2 and the rain came down. I am in southern Minnesota (like, 8 miles from Iowa), so it was probably the same rainstorm! You are totally right about the crazy burst of feel-good energy that accompanies this phenomenon. Weird!

  15. Eve P 10.10.2011

    Contact Solution and re-wetting drops.

  16. jad18 10.10.2011

    I love running in the rain when it is not cold out. Freezing rain is bad b/c it hurts! The last thing I bought was orzo salad yesterday. Yum!

  17. JennyV 10.10.2011

    The last thing I bought: thank you notes! :)

    The ravioli looks great — I love the butternut squash ravioli @ Biaggi’s… it makes me want to try your recipe too!

  18. Iowamom 10.10.2011

    I absolutely LOVE running in a gentle rain! You’re so right when you say you feel like you could just run and run forever. Great feeling!

    Last thing I bought today……….well, had to get groceries and I think the last item was avocados. Shocker! I go through one a day. :)

  19. Emily 10.10.2011

    I LOVE running in the rain! It really does push me to further and I have no idea why!

    Last thing I bought: kraft paper! I’m doing some last minute wedding decorations (VERY last minute!) and may not even use it, but I had to buy it before I hole up to finish decorations. :)

  20. not weird at all! running in the rain is my absolute favorite, and for all of the reasons you listed. i will actively go for an unplanned run when it’s raining. and wow these look AMAZING

  21. I like running in the rain too! Makes me feel like a bad ass ;) Those ravioli look delish! Garlic = yum! The last thing I bought was some produce at the local farmer’s market!

  22. i absolutely will not run in the rain. i don’t mess with the elements… none of ‘em!

    the last thing i bought was flowers for my dinner table! we had family over tonight and i needed to spruce up the house :)

  23. The last thong I bought was a baby stroller for my monkey and me. Cyber sales rock!!!

  24. Lana 10.10.2011

    I LOVE running in the rain. I live in Oregon so most of my runs have a good measure of rain with them. I had my first drenching, wet run of the season. Loved it :0)

  25. colleen 10.10.2011

    Love running in the rain – a light rain that is. The last thing I bought was milk yesterday. Somehow we go through milk like it is water.

  26. ktlovespie 10.10.2011

    Groceries!

    Cereal, milk, lunchmeat. Boring staples mostly.

  27. Sara 10.10.2011

    Yep, getting caught running in the rain is an amazing feeling! As long as it’s not too cold out…

    The last thing I bought was a buttercup squash from the local veggie stand. Don’t know what I am going to do with it yet, but I am excited to try a new squash :)

  28. dana828 10.10.2011

    Sadly the last thing I bought was McD’s for my family last night…because we had a crazy busy day, it was 7:00 by the time we got out of swim practice, and Hy Vee was out of rotisserie chickens. The nerve!

  29. Jen 10.10.2011

    So sad – Most Eligible Dallas is not on tonight! GAH! We’re going to have to wait a week so see if Courtney and Matt finally hook up after all?!! ;-)

  30. i’m like you–hate being out/caught in the rain, but love running in it. :)

  31. Rachel 10.10.2011

    I don’t like getting caught in the rain at all.

    The last thing I bought was lunch for my son and I. My husband bought me an ice cream maker this evening. :)

  32. Lindsey 10.10.2011

    I love running in the rain! I have ran some of my fastest times in the rain! Just gets your mind off of anything that might not be fun about it!

  33. Lindsey 10.10.2011

    Just got done with a Wal-Mart run… bought new pillows and sheets for the bed! :) They were called “spa relaxation pillows” and the sheets are 600 thread count and Egyptian cotton!! They feel so soft… a step up from our 250 thread counts now… !!!! :) Can’t wait to go to sleep!

  34. Stacey 10.10.2011

    Most Eligible Dallas is not on tonight – so sad – but it will be back brand new next Monday!! yay!

  35. Anita 10.10.2011

    I LOVE running in the rain– and I run on a treadmill! But the walk to and from my apartment after logging those miles is so much better with the rain.

    I have to admit though, I just love the rain in general!

  36. Amanda 10.10.2011

    I love running in the rain! I completely agree – the rain makes running more tolerable (and enjoyable) for some dang reason, which I can’t figure out either. Almost makes me wish that I lived in a place where it rained more often…almost! ;)
    PS. Those ravioli…to die for!

  37. lisa 10.10.2011

    I am new to running and live in the desert so have yet to be caught in the rain. I think I would love it though!
    Last thing I bought was stuff at the dollar store for boo baskets in the neighborhood.
    Can’t wait to try these ravioli, thanks!

  38. I LOVE Gossip Girl and RHOBH! I’m so excited to see where the Blair & Baby storyline goes. It better be Chucks! I also can’t stand the new girl on beverly hills, I was in love with the original cast and am hoping the new girls wont taint it too much.

  39. Skinny Piña Colada – makes 1 cocktail
    Ingredients:
    2 oz Barcardi Rock Coconut Rum
    3 oz coconut water
    2 oz pineapple juice
    http://thehinzadventures.blogspot.com/2011/08/im-on-twitter-yikes-and-wiaw.html

    These look AMAZING….saving this recipe! Thanks!
    xoxo from Trinidad

  40. Hope 10.11.2011

    That garlic infused butter sauce sounds delicious! I never knew it was so simple to make homemade ravioli. I’m going to have to try making some. :)

    I loev Gossip Girl and RHOBH. I was irritated with Gossip Girl last night! I think Blair lied about who the father really is.

  41. Jacque 10.11.2011

    I don’t mind the rain. I love the way it smells and kind of makes everything clean.
    Last thing I bought was 2.5 hours worth of parking while I went to night class, ugh.

  42. That looks heavenly. :)
    OK. that is SO weird. I feel the exact same way about running in the rain! Maybe it’s just invigorating? I definitely get a major burst of energy every time it rains on me when I’m running!!

  43. Mellissa 10.11.2011

    I’ve made this a few times and it is so delicious and they really do freeze well.

    Last thing I bought? A new car! I picked it up last night and that was a MAJOR purchase for me.

  44. Kate 10.11.2011

    Uh oh! GG spoiler…I just caught up on most of Season 4 from Neflix but now I’m intrigued about baby drama. Dan or Chuck? (That’s where I was left hanging!) I’ll have to start watching online.

    This recipe looks fantastic. Pretty much all things I love combined. SO is going to enjoy trying this one, even though I’m not sure he likes prosciutto.

    The last thing I bought was my “fun day” food…chocolate covered almonds and bertoli pasta with marinara.

  45. Karie @ The HoB 10.11.2011

    Yum those look amazing!!! Last thing I bought – stamps!

  46. Liz 10.11.2011

    YUMM!

  47. Shelley 10.11.2011

    I also HATE malted milk balls. My teeth just cringed (yes, my teeth can cringe) thinking about them. More than getting caught in the rain I just straight up hate humidity for ruining the 20 minutes I spend on my hair in the morning. (Another reason to love fall… no humidity!)

    I’m eager to try this recipe. It looks so delicious! I love Giada’s recipes except that when I’m cooking them I can’t help but imagine Giada annoyingly read the ingredients to me in her Italian accent (also up there on my list of dislikes). :P

  48. Julie Struck 10.11.2011

    I must say that last year during the Nike Women’s Marathon when the rain started coming down I thought I was going to die! I suppose it was those hills that get slick in the rain that really got me…however, the Tiffany necklace at the end of the race was the BEST reward ever! And, it’s really Chuck’s baby…Blair can’t fool us!

  49. Natalie 10.11.2011

    Running in the rain is the BEST!!! Last thing I bought….medium toasted almond iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

  50. VeggieGirl 10.11.2011

    running in the rain makes me feel like I’m in an action movie lol

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