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Calabrian ravioli with stocco is too good!


Calabrian ravioli with stocco

Calabrian ravioli with stocco are a tasty first course typical of southern cuisine. This is how ravioli stuffed with stockfish are prepared.

Country you go, ravioli you find. The pasta shapes, also filled, are perfect for bringing to the table all the flavors and ingredients typical of a territory. Calabrian ravioli with stocco are certainly no exception. They belong to the category of ravioli stuffed with fish and, although they are little known outside Calabria, they really deserve to be tried.

This typical Calabrian dish, usually seasoned with tomato sauce or cherry tomatoes , is not very difficult to prepare. As you know by now, stockfish is nothing more than dried cod (while cod is always cod but preserved in salt), and is used for the filling together with spinach, parsley, garlic and grated cheese. Here is then explained how the stockfish ravioli to be so good.

Calabrian ravioli with stocco
Calabrian ravioli with stocco

How to prepare the recipe for Calabrian ravioli with stocco

  1. First you need to soak the stockfish for at least 6 days , changing the water daily. Alternatively, if you find it, you can buy the stockfish already soaked.
  2. The day you dedicate yourself to the preparation of real ravioli, start with pasta. Gather the flour in a bowl, make a well and break 4 eggs in the center.
  3. Start kneading first with a fork then by hand, transferring the dough to the pastry board.
  4. Work vigorously for about ten minutes then let the dough rest under an overturned bowl for about 30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, dedicate yourself to the filling. Finely chop the garlic, onion and parsley and brown them in a pan with a drizzle of oil.
  6. Add the chopped stockfish with a knife, the spinach and cook for a few minutes, just long enough for them to wilt.
  7. Then blend everything and add the grated cheese, eggs, just enough breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt.
  8. Roll out the dough as thin as possible and then start forming the ravioli. Keep in mind that the Calabrian ravioli with stocco with the original recipe are square.
  9. Close the pasta well, sealing the closing points, and boil the ravioli in abundant salted water for 3-4 minutes.
  10. Separately, prepare the sauce by browning oil, garlic and chilli in the oil. Add the tomato pulp, a pinch of salt and cook for about ten minutes.
  11. Once the ravioli are ready, toss with the sauce.

Also try the fish ravioli to discover a new way of considering stuffed pasta.

storage

The ravioli with stockfish still to be cooked can be stored for a day in the refrigerator or for a few months in the freezer . Once cooked, however, they keep for a couple of days in the fridge, well covered with plastic wrap.


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