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Mushroom Ravioli with Salmon Tomato-Cream Sauce

9 Apr

Mushroom Ravioli with Salmon Tomato-Cream Sauce

When I went out to eat at an amazing Italian restaurant in town, I tried a cheese ravioli in a lovely tomato-cream sauce with chunks of delicious salmon in it.  I finished my last bite after about a half an hour of creamy silence, losing myself in the taste.  When I realized it was all gone, I realized I HAD to learn how to make more.  Guess what guys?  I did!  And I am going to share the richness with you.

I found a tomato-cream sauce on a website with a pretty hefty recipe for hand-made lobster ravioli.   I decided to make things a bit easier and chose to buy the Buitoni pre-made mushroom ravioli.  Yay for easy!  I knew I was far too hungry to spend that many hours in the kitchen and I knew I wanted to adapt the recipe for salmon as opposed to lobster.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 of one yellow medium onion, chopped finely

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 shredded cup parmesan cheese

oregano, basil, salt, and pepper to taste

Some slices of havarti (I added this on the fly for some extra cheesy goodness)

As much salmon as you want in the sauce!

1 pkg. Buitoni Ravioli or pasta of your choice

Instructions:

Saute your salmon in a pan in some olive oil, sprinkle with a bit of salt and cook to your desired wellness. Mine only took about 8-10 minutes on medium heat.

Nice and fresh…

Getting golden…

All ready!

Melt the butter and olive oil in a new sauce pan set to medium then add the onions and let them sauté until they become soft and begin to caramelize.  Then add your minced garlic and sauté for about a minute.

Now you will add your tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, adding salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and basil.  Get the water boiling in another pot to get your pasta going.  Allow the tomato sauce to simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes, then turn the heat to low for 5 minutes to cool down. Then add your heavy cream, salmon, havarti and parmesan cheese.

Tomatoes and spices added…

Boil that pasta!  Ravioli dancing in the pot soooo yummy!

Salmon added…

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Cream and cheese added and yum!  A lovely sauce results.

After draining your pasta, give yourself a giant million spoonfuls of sauce and dig in.  I promise, even if you don’t use a fancy ravioli and just have spaghetti in the cabinet, this is still going to be irresistible!

My sister, her roommate, Nadia, and I had a fantastic dinner and there was sauce to spare for leftovers :)

I hope you enjoyed this adaptation!

Leslie

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