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#871 Fri 15 Feb 13 8:03pm

wine~o

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Oh ....this is going to turn into flame war unless one of us offers a hand of freindship......I'll go first....


Pork and apple in your ravioli...not conventional...but...

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#872 Fri 15 Feb 13 10:11pm

sheila.dickson.33

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Thank you. As the filling needs something to help bind it together, apple would be a good alternative to cheese or egg yolk.  Thank you - a lovely idea.

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#873 Fri 15 Feb 13 10:43pm

onshin

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

dear jamie , i got your book meals in minutes for christmas and i have to finnish all the recipes by april , today is feb 15 and i have 11 more meals to go . and im licking the plates clean thier so good . but alot of your recipes call for red chillies , is thier any thing milder i can substitute , thanks and if you want to send a autograph picture to me that would be rock on,, thank you with utmost compassion,         ms Onshin ,, po box 3 grafton new hampshire 03240 ,usa
thanks agian.

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#874 Sun 17 Feb 13 8:26pm

HannahRP

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi Mummza!

Thank you for your suggestions! I will have a look into them!

I'm very new to online forums so sorry for the late reply, took me a while to figure it all out!!

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#875 Sun 17 Feb 13 11:04pm

Ashen

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

sheila.dickson.33 wrote:

I would love some great ideas for ravioli fillings WITHOUT any cheese.  I have made a mushroom one so far, and know I can make a meat one, but nearly all recipes I come across include cheese of one sort or another.  Any ideas?

how large are the raviolo you are making?    A simple one would be to just fill them with leftover homemade meatsauce/bolognese. to work right it needs to be chilled before you fill the ravioli skins.  As long as they are sealed tight I wouldn't worry too much about  adding anything to thicken the sauce. It is quite nice when they are cut into and it comes out.  You can sauce the outside with a light coat of brown butter and garlic.   yummy


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#876 Sun 17 Feb 13 11:42pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

mummza wrote:

Grandmadamada wrote:

looking for "organic" meat in London ................................. :

Oh Grandmadamada , you do worry about what your little nipotina eats , ......................................................................
so don't worry my lovely friend . X

grazie mummza!
big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  big_smile  I'll forward your suggestions and buon senso to my londoners, I have seen your post only now
grazie ancora thumbsup

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#877 Mon 18 Feb 13 1:26am

sheila.dickson.33

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Ashen wrote:

sheila.dickson.33 wrote:

I would love some great ideas for ravioli fillings WITHOUT any cheese.  I have made a mushroom one so far, and know I can make a meat one, but nearly all recipes I come across include cheese of one sort or another.  Any ideas?

how large are the raviolo you are making?    A simple one would be to just fill them with leftover homemade meatsauce/bolognese. to work right it needs to be chilled before you fill the ravioli skins.  As long as they are sealed tight I wouldn't worry too much about  adding anything to thicken the sauce. It is quite nice when they are cut into and it comes out.  You can sauce the outside with a light coat of brown butter and garlic.   yummy

Just making them small size (using a ravioli shaper/press).  I know the filling has to be cool before filling, and I do ensure that each one is well sealed (using my grandmother's little pastry wheel made out of bone). I presumed that adding egg yolk or cheese (cannot use because of allergy) would help to bind any dry ingredients together, and didn't want to make up a sauce every time I cooked a filling, but now realize that as long as there is something else like onions or tomatoes within the mix, it should help to stop the mixture falling apart as I try to fill the pockets.  I like the idea of using some veg that can be mashed down lightly (squash, peppers, courgettes, etc) to add to different meats.  Thank you for your reply.

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#878 Mon 18 Feb 13 2:30am

mummza

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Welcome to the forum sheila.dickson.33

Can I ask .. Are you allergic to milk ?
I know it seems an odd question if you are asking about pasta fillings , but I am thinking about ricotta which can be made easily at home .

For filling ravioli you can add pretty much whatever you like but I have found that its best not to have the filling too wet.

Butternut squash that has been roasted or pan cooked first is a lovely ravioli filling with a bit of chopped sage stirred through it .

I mostly make vegetable fillings for ravioli .
But they vary as to what's in the fridge and I tend to make them up as I go ! oops

Don't worry about deleting he thread that you had before , it's easy to get in a muddle when you first join the forum , I definatly did !
Do stay around and join in other threads or create a few more ov your own and feel free to ask whatever you like , there are a few sections that its best to stick to , but apart from that its pretty easy.

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#879 Mon 18 Feb 13 12:20pm

sheila.dickson.33

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Re: Ask me a cooking question

Hi mummza
Thank you for your kind words.
Milk is not a problem...I cannot use cheese of any kind, because is doesn't agree with OH. I have just researched Ricotta and it seems to be (basically) just a curdled milk, and not a 'proper' matured cheese, so might try it and see what reaction I get!  I like the thought of using butternut squash.  I know that sweet potato and chorizo go well together, so that could be another possibility.
Thanks again

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#880 Mon 18 Feb 13 12:33pm

Thistledo

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Scuse me for putting my 2-penneth in but finely chopped spinach or watercress would be nice mixed in with the Ricotta for your raviolis.

Just a thought!  I'll crawl back into my corner now, lol.

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