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Author Notes: I enjoy doing riffs on classic sauces. Adding fruits (and cured pork) to beurre blanc is one way. I have adjusted the vinegar down to lighten the flavor. —eastprong
- 6 homemade pasta sheets, 3 x 16
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup dried pears, chopped
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves chopped
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
- Saute the turkey in the olive oil until lightly brown. Add the dried pears, chard, and wine and cook until the wine evaporates. Place the sauteed ingredients in a food processor and pulse into a coarse puree. Add the cheese and nutmeg. Make raviolis with the filling and pasta sheets.
Pear-Sage Beurre Blanc
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 ripe pear, peeled and chopped
- 6 black peppercorns
- 6 sage leaves, chopped
- 12 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1 tbl cubes
- 1 semi-ripe pear, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
- salt to taste
- In a small saucepan, cook the vinegar, wine, shallot, ripe pear, peppercorns, and 3 of the sage leaves until 1 1/2 tablespoons of liquid remain. Strain. Set saucepan over low heat and add the reduced liquid. Whisk in butter 1 tablespoon at a time until all is incorporated. Taste for salt and add some if needed. While making the sauce, cook the ravioli and drain well. Spread 1 tablespoon of the sauce on a large serving platter, place the raviolis on top, drizzle on more sauce, garnish with the cubed pear and remaining sage leaves. Serve additional sauce on the side.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Pears