Recipe

Veal And Mushroom Stew Over Mascarpone Ravioli

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 pound assorted exotic mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 cups veal reduction
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade of basil
  • 32 squares of fresh pasta (3 inches by 3 inches)
  • 4 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes

Directions

  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the veal. Season with salt and pepper. Brown the veal completely, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shallots and tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of garlic and saute for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add the veal reduction and bring the liquid up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the butter and parsley. Set aside and keep warm. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese, remaining teaspoon of garlic, and basil. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Place a tablespoon of the cheese in the center of 16 of the wontons. With a little water, lightly wet the edges of the pasta. Place the remaining pasta squares over the cheese. Press the two squares of pasta together tightly, sealing the raviolis completely. Place the raviolis in the boiling water and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the water and drain completely. Season the raviolis with salt and pepper. To serve, place four of the raviolis in the center of each shallow bowl. Spoon the stew over the pasta. Garnish with the cheese and chives.