Tortellini with Spinach and cheese

I saw how to make and shape a tortellini at a show. The show is called Raymond Blanc’s kitchen secrets. I am a huge fan of this chef and follow his advise closely.

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I made this as a part of our Romantic meal oddesey on a weekday šŸ™‚

You shall need: [Feeds 2, makes about 8-10 tortellini’s]

Filling-

2 cup… Fresh Spinach leaves [washed and blanched for 30 sec in boiling salty water]

1/2 cup… Paneer/ricotta [Whichever you get]

1/4 cup… Cheese of your choice [I used cheddar]

1/2 tsp.. Salt [You might need little less of it, taste and then develop the flavour]

Pepper

1 Tbsp… Olive oil

Eggless Pasta Dough-

1/2 cup… Semolina/rava [Fine one]

1/2 cup… maida/AP Flour

5-6 tbsp.. Water

1 tbsp… Olive oil

Pinch of salt

Herbed butter sauce-

2tbsp … Butter

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp… Sage

Method:

  • Combine the dough by adding 1 tbsp of water at a time.
  • We dont want to add too much water, because we cant take it back.
  • When the dough comes together, cover it with a damp cheese-cloth and keep aside for 30-35 min.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and add the paneer/cheese and spinach.
  • Add the salt and pepper.
  • Cook until combined.
  • Keep away to be used later. Let it cook completely.

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  • Make small-ish ping pong ball out of the dough and roll it very thin.
  • Use a round cutter and remove excess dough

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  • Put some of the filling in the dough circle and fold the other half over the filling.

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  • Press the sides properly so that they don’t open while cooking.
  • Hold the semi circle pasta in your hand and push the centre a bit on the inside.

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  • Join the two ends of the pasta so that they stick together.
  • Keep aside until further use.
  • Boil water in a pot, make sure it is bubbling hot water.
  • Add the tortellini to the water.
  • Once they are done, they shall float on the water.
  • Take them out using a slotted spoon. Keep aside

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  • In a pan, heat 2tbsp butter on a slow heat.
  • Add some sage (I used dried one)
  • Add the tortellini’s to the butter and coat them with the herbed butter.

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Serve with love.

Sending it to:

Romantic candle light Dinner at Hyderabadi Cuisine

Im well stuffed

Fast Food event- pasta

http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/fast-food-event-pasta-for-month-of.html

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