Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dinner Tonight

It's been a long time since I did a recipe post! Too long. The truth is, cooking for my family is happening a lot less lately. The girls usually hit their tired cranky time by 5pm-- then dinner time and bed is pretty busy-- and by the time they are tucked away, I just want to veg on the couch!! It's a good thing that I have a sweet husband who has a good amount of cooking and reheating skills. And an excellent farmers market down the street that sells ready made meals.

Anyhoo, tonight I wanted to do something quick and easy, but a little more fancy than normal. I decided on Mushroom Ravioli with a delicious white wine sauce. I am posting the recipe below...and if you are a long time reader, you already know how I like to photograph food, so here we go!:

I barely have time to make a normal dinner, much less make pasta, so I bought a package of Buitoni Mushroom Ravioli to save a whole lot of time. Plus it's yummy! The ingredients for the sauce are:

1 cup chicken broth, 3/4 cup dry white wine, 2 tbsp unsalted butter, 1 shallot (finely minced), 2 garlic cloves (finely minced), 1tsp fresh parsely (or 1/2 tsp dried tarragon), olive oil, salt, ground pepper, and SECRET INGREDIENT TO INCREDIBLENESS: white truffle oil. Still VERY good without the truffle oil though :).

TO MAKE: While cooking the ravioli according to package, take a saucepan and melt 2 tbsp of butter with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Add diced shallots and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Add garlic and the chopped fresh parsley if using. 
is there much better than the smell of shallots and garlic sauteing??
my house will smell amazing for a couple days!

Add pinch of pepper and once the garlic is aromatic and softened, about 30 seconds, add white wine. Bring the liquid to boil and reduce heat to maintain a simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 1/2, (about 7-10 minutes).  Add chicken broth and dried tarragon if using and increase heat back to medium and bring to boil. Reduce the heat again, and simmer until the liquid is reduced by about 1/2 again. Remove the sauce from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour sauce over the ravioli while you admire your handiwork.

If you so choose, drizzle finished meal white truffle oil. You will not regret this.

mmmmmmmm now ENJOY. This meal makes for a happy hubby.

Results guaranteed.

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