Pumpkin ravioli with shaved fennel and burnt sage butter

4 servings Prep: 25 mins, Cooking: 20 mins
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Makes for an amazing starter, as it does a worthy main.

By Food24 February 08 2016
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Ingredients (11)

250 g pumpkin — peeled and cubed
basic homemade pasta, made with 2 eggs and 200g “00” flour (or cake flour) — GROUPING
1 eggs — extra-large, beaten
50 g parmesan cheese — or pecorino cheese, grated
50 g breadcrumbs — dried
salt and freshly ground black pepper
nutmeg — whole, freshly grated
1 fennel — bulb
16 fresh sage
200 g butter
parmesan cheese — grated
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Steam the pumpkin until tender. Allow to cool and then place the pumpkin in a clean cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.

Place the pumpkin into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the eggs, Parmesan/pecorino, breadcrumbs and salt, pepper, as well as the nutmeg to taste. Mix until everything is combined.

Shave the fennel as thinly as possible. Place in a bowl, cover with cling wrap and keep in the fridge.

Roll the pasta dough out into an even number of long sheets and place on a lightly floured work surface. Put teaspoons of the pumpkin mixture on one of the pasta sheets at intervals of 2cm. Lay a second pasta sheet on top to cover the filling and press down all around to stick the pasta together. Cut the ravioli into squares with a serrated pasta wheel and set aside under a clean kitchen towel.

In a small saucepan melt the butter over a low heat until it turns a nutty brown and the milk fat separates. Add the sage leaves and fry until crisp. Remove the leaves and drain on some paper towel. Take the butter off the heat.

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the ravioli and cook for 5 minutes – they will float to the top as they cook. Scoop them out and place in a warmed serving plate.

Drizzle with the burnt butter and sage leaves. Sprinkle over the shaved fennel and the Parmesan/pecorino cheese.
Serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission of Hein Stirred. To see more recipes, click here.

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