|Heart Shaped Mochi Treats|
|Me and my valentine...|
Heart Shaped Butternut Squash Ravioli
adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
12 oz Butternut Squash, baked
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp cinnamon
chili pepper flakes
1-2 pkg won ton wrappers, (depends on how much filling you can fit in your heart)
heart shaped cookie cutter
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with foil and place butternut squash on sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. * I was lazy so I bought the pre cut butternut squash cubes from Trader Joe's. If you use a whole butternut squash cut the ends off and cut in half and bake flesh side up.* Bake for 30-40 minutes, until squash is tender enough to pierce with a fork. Let squash cool.
|Bake till fork tender|
2. Chop onion and garlic and saute onion in olive oil with salt and pepper till soft. Add in garlic and saute for another minute.
3. Place onion, garlic, butternut squash and cinnamon in a blender/food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are combined and smooth. *Depending on the strength of your blender you might need to work in batches or add a splash more of olive oil* Place filling in a bowl and season if needed.
4. Take won ton wrappers (circle or square are fine, choose the shape that your heart shaped cookie cutter works best with) and cover with a moist paper towel. Using cookie cutter start cutting out heart shaped dough. *Remember it will take 2 hearts to make 1 ravioli*
|Ravioli work station, keeping the won ton wrappers moist.|
|Seal that yumminess in!|
8. These cuties cook up the same way as frozen gyoza/mandoo. To cook, heat up a large skillet and add in 1-2 Tbsp olive oil and add in frozen ravioli once pan is hot. Let the bottoms of the ravioli brown slightly and add in 1/3 cup water to pan and cover with a lid. Let 90% of the water evaporate (2-3 minutes) and remove lid from pan to let the rest of the water evaporate.
9. Gently shake pan to loosen the ravioli. Using a slotted spoon or spatula remove the ravioli from pan.
You can serve these babies with a brown butter bacon sauce, or even just some good old olive oil, salt and Parmesan cheese! You can make these with any filling too, MC made hers with Italian sausage, garlic and a three cheese blend.
|Be sure to toss your fillings in a blender so they are easier to work with|
|MC's sausage ravioli!|