Sunday, February 27, 2011

Anna's Giant Mushroom Ravioli

Yesterday we travelled into the city to check out Eveleigh Markets. I really love buying fresh produce from farmers markets and when I saw the post for these markets on The Adventures of Miss Piggy I really wanted to check it out. It was a really vibrant market with heaps of fresh vegetables and fruit for us to buy.
Every time we go to the markets we are so excited by the mushroom stand but have never actually bought the array of mushrooms they have on offer. That all changed yesterday.

I was very sad to chop them all up, although i did have a little taste of all of them!
I found this recipe of Anna Gare's for mushroom ravioli. I love Anna's food, I have cooked so many of her recipes and she always adds so much flavour to her food so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.
Sadly making my own pasta didn't go so smoothly when I realised one of my eggs had cracked in the carton and was no good to use. I made up for it with olive oil and water but then the consistency was hard to work with. Luckily my lovely husband stepped in and rolled it for me, he is really good at making pasta. The next mistake we made was not to roll it thinner. We usually have it a little thicker for ravioli but we couldn't remember which setting to use exactly.

The recipe also required making a white wine reduction sauce and a roasted tomato salsa. So it was a lot of work but it was worth it. I had a little extra mushroom filling so I added this to the sauce at the last moment.

I didn't have any cream to add to the sauce and when we tried the dish it did taste a little unbalanced, like it needed the cream. Luckily at the market we bought a soft pecorino and with a few slices of this on top it was perfect.

The most exciting part of this dish was definitely the mushrooms. Even with our overly thick pasta the amazing flavour of the mushrooms was the most obvious. I loved it! (And my daughter loved it too).


  1. Those mushrooms look great! The roasted tomato sauce would be rich and delicious too. Great job!

  2. Don't you just love the produce at farmer's markets? This looks like the perfect recipe for those beautiful mushrooms :) Good choice!

  3. Yum, they look great! Brava!


  4. I'm glad you got a chance to check out these markets - they're great aren't they? The mushrooms look beautiful...I wish I was a better cook so I knew what to do with all the great produce...and I'm impressed you make your own pasta.

  5. Ooh a giant version of ravioli sounds delicious! And I haven't tried Anna Gare's recipes-yet! but I should :)

  6. Mmmm...I love homemade ravioli. This mushroom version sounds delicious! :)

  7. Oh my word that looks amazing!!! One of the things I want to try this year is making my own pasta ... thanks for providing me with more inspiration!!


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