A simple dish, often a holiday dish made on the eve of Christmas, but most definitely a decadent and luxurious dish to add to the cozying in many of us are still needing to do as winter is hanging around.
While you definitely can make your own stuffed tortelli/ravioli, what makes this a weekday favorite for me is that I can pick up a package of portobello stuffed tortelli at either Trader Joe’s or my favorite local grocery store, and in 10 minutes be enjoying a warm dish for dinner.
Choose any stuffing you prefer, and discover by simply cooking the butter a little bit longer, you bring an entirely deeper flavor to your sauce without adding anything else to it.
Pick some fresh sage leaves from the garden as they are a hardy herb, and add this extra something warm and earthy to your dish.
Be sure to tune in to the audio version of episode #350 where I take you into the kitchen with me and cook this dish in real time.
Here’s the recipe:
Brown Butter Sauce & Portebello stuffed Tortelli with fried Sage Leaves
- 1 package tortelli/ravoli stuffed with your favorite ingredient
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 handful fresh sage leaves
- 1 Tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano (freshly grated)
- Bring the water to boil. Season the water with salt generously.
- While the water is coming to boil, over medium-to-low heat in a medium sized skillet, melt the butter. Let the butter brown, this will take about 3-5 minutes. Watch it carefully, no need to stir.
- While the butter has begun to melt and the water is now boiling, add the tortelli to the pasta water and cook the directed amount stated on the packaging (usually about 3-4 minutes).
- When the butter has become brown, add the sage leaves as they will fry in a matter of seconds (3-5). Turn off the heat on the skillet with the butter. Add the cooked tortelli to the butter and toss gently with a spatula until all is covered and flavored well.
- Serve by sliding the tortelli onto the bowls or dishes, grate fresh Parmigiana Reggiano over each dish (making sure the sage leaves are also included) and if you have toasted walnuts or pine nuts add those as well. C'est tous! Pair with a lovely glass of your favorite wine and enjoy!