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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"What's For Dinner?" Wednesday: Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Brown Butter, Caramelized Onions, Sage and Walnuts

Sounds fancy, huh? This recipe is actually super simple, seasonal and most importantly, DELICIOUS! This dish is a great weeknight, winter meal, that will warm you right up with many seasonal flavours, but it is also great for entertaining. Tonight I'm serving it as an entree with some salad and garlic bread, but it also makes a great appetizer on its own for an upcoming holiday dinner party.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Maple Brown Butter, Caramelized Onions, Sage and Walnuts
Serves 4 as an entree with a salad

  •  1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped sage
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 1lb. package of store bought butternut squash ravioli
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil on the stove.
2. Heat a large saute pan over medium heat, once hot add the oil, onions and sage. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are golden and starting to caramelize.
3. Add in the butter and cook until the butter is melted and starts to become a golden brown colour, this will take a few minutes. Once the butter is browned, stir in the maple syrup and walnuts, let cook for another minute then take off the heat and season with salt and pepper.
4. Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
5. Re-heat the sauce over low heat, drain the pasta and toss with the sauce, garnish with some more chopped sage and Parmesan cheese and serve.

Bon Appetit!

* For a change, substitute the ravioli for gnocchi, or even better sweet potato gnocchi


Mandy said...

this is one of my favs!!! i'm going to try it tomorrow! yay!

Anonymous said...

Can I marry you instead of Jordan??

Anonymous said...

This sounds great! For whatever it is worth, I tried the best maple syrup I have ever had last year and I just founds out they are going to be selling it online this season. It came from a place called Sweet Brook Farm in Mass, and I have nothing to do with them other than a friend of mine letting me taste his syrup. Check it out for sure!

Gourmet Maple Syrup

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