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Sea Bream Fresh Ravioli with Saffron Dressing

Light handmade pasta dough pairs perfectly with light, fluffy fish filling and vivid saffron to create a visually delightful and tasty first course.

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Are you looking for a new first course to feature into a special fish-based menu?  Then boy, do we have the specialty fish-filled pasta recipe for you.  Look no further for a recipe combining visual delights and tasty ingredients artfully matched to provide a sensory experience for your taste buds and your tummies.

You can even prepare your pasta dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge overnight (bring to room temperature before rolling out) to speed up the process and make your prep the day of your meal a wee bit faster.

Once you conquer the techniques of preparing toothsome fresh handmade pasta with another one of our excellent pasta dough recipes, venturing out into the world of seafood fresh pasta fillings is the next logical step in your classic Italian culinary adventure.  We're sure your dinner table guests will be most eager to taste your new ventures into the world of amazing fresh handmade pasta!  

Ingredients

for 4 servings

Homemade Ravioli Dough

  • All-purpose flour 300 grams
  • All-purpose flour 300 grams
  • Egg 3 cup
  • Salt 2 pinch
  • Extra-virgin olive oil 1 table-spoon

Sea Bream-Filled Ravioli filling with Saffron Sauce

  • Sea bass 800 grams
  • Thyme (Stalk) 3
  • Parsley (Stem) as needed

Saffron Dressing for Sea Bream Ravioli

  • Saffron 2 (sachets powder)
  • Butter 150 grams
  • Poppy seeds as needed
  • Salt as needed

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Preparation

for 4 servings

Step

1

Of 4

Prepare the ravioli dough

Place flour in medium bowl and create well in the center.  Add salt to taste, and eggs one at a time to the central well.

Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil to well and slowly incorporate the flour into the eggs and oil.  When all liquids have been incorporated, begin kneading dough on a wooden surface until all ingredients are amalgamated and dough is smooth and uniform.  If your dough is too dry, moisten fingertips in room temperature water and continue kneading until you reach desired consistency.  

Step

2

Of 4

Prepare the sea bass ravioli filling

Preheat oven to 180C. 

Clean fish, removing innards and gills from fish belly.  Using medium sized sheet of parchment paper, place fish in center.  Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil to taste, a sprinkle of salt and 3 fresh thyme sprigs.  

Firmly wrap and seal parchment paper around fish (you can also wrap entire parcel in further layer of aluminum foil), and bake in oven for approximately 20 minutes.  

When cooked through, finalize cleaning of fish, removing flesh from bones, gills and skin.  Place cleaned fish into medium mixing bowl, preferably ceramic material.  Adjust to taste with salt and freshly-ground black pepper. Add chopped fresh parsely and carefully begin mashing the fish with a fork.  Slowly add 50 grams extra-virgin olive oil and continue to blend until consistency is smooth and uniform.  

Step

3

Of 4

Fill and cook the sea bass ravioli

Using room temperature (but rested either overnight or at least 30 minutes in the fridge) pasta dough, prepare your rolling out area.  Dust wooden working surface with all-purpose flour, and with rested piece of dough, roll out into rectangular shape. Run dough through preset pasta machine, decreasing width as you proceed with each roll-out.  Your final pasta sheet should be thin enough to see outline of shapes through pasta sheet.  It will be very thin.  Roll out a second sheet of dough you'll use to cover the first sheet.  

Once arrived at desired width, using a small teaspoon, place a pillow of filling onto sheet, maintaining equal distance between between the fillings.  Lightly brush border of pasta sheet with water and cover with second rolled out piece of pasta dough.  Using your fingertips, lightly press down to unite the two pasta dough sheets, being particularly careful that no air pockets remain around the filling.   

Using a pasta cutter or a sharpened knife, cut ravioli out and place onto floured tray.  Allow to dry slightly. 

Step

4

Of 4

Prepare the sea bass ravioli sauce and serve

Bring large soup pot of salted water to boil.  Cook ravioli for about 5 minutes or until ravioli floats to the surface, taking care they don't overcook and break.

Drain cooked ravioli and drain, setting aside a small amount of cooking water for adjusting liquidity of sauce if needed.  

In large sauce pan, dissolve saffron powder with a large knob of butter.  Add cooked ravioli and toss for a few moments before plating.  Add any amount of additional cooking water if you'd like a more liquid sauce.  Dress with a sprinkle of poppy seeds, and serve warm.  

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