Veal and Mushroom Stew over Mascarpone Ravioli

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 8 first course servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon chopped garlic

2 cups veal reduction

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

8 ounces mascarpone cheese

2 tablespoons chiffonade fresh basil leaves

32 squares fresh pasta (3 by 3 inches) such as wonton wrappers

4 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound ground veal

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup finely chopped onions

1 pound assorted exotic mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed

2 tablespoons minced shallots

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan, over medium heat. Season the veal with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Add the veal to the pan and brown, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released most of their liquid. Add the shallots and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the veal reduction and bring the liquid up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 6 to 8 minutes. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the butter and parsley. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. In a mixing bowl, combine the cheese, remaining teaspoon of garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper and basil. Mix well. Divide the cheese mixture evenly among the centers of each of 16 squares of the fresh pasta. With a little water, lightly wet the edges of the pasta. Place the remaining pasta squares over the cheese. Press the 2 squares of pasta together tightly, then crimp using the tines of a fork to seal the ravioli completely. Place the ravioli in the boiling water, in batches if necessary, and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the water and drain completely.
  3. To serve, place 2 ravioli in the center of each shallow bowl. Spoon the stew over the pasta. Garnish with the cheese and chives.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …