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August 2007
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Italian Ravioli with spinach and meat filling (意大利风菠菜猪肉饺)

Not in the mood any more for Jiao-Zi, Bao-Zi, Xiao-Long-Bao and all that other dumpling stuff? You might want to try their Italian counterpart for a change, therefore today I’m introducing you: “Italian style Spinach & Pork meat Dumplings” (read: Ravioli).

Ravioli with spinach and meat filling


For the filling

  • 300g minced pork meat (猪肉糜)
  • 250g spinach leaves (菠菜)
  • 2 garlic cloves (大蒜)
  • 1 small piece of Blue Cheese (Gorgonzola) (蓝芝士)
  • Pfeffer, Salz (胡椒, 盐)

For the noodles

  • 300g flour (面粉)
  • 3 eggs (鸡蛋)
  • 2 Tbsp water (水)
  • 1 Tsp salt (盐)

For the tomato sauce

  • 2 tins of peeled tomatos (西红柿)
  • 1 big onion (洋葱)
  • 50ml cream (奶油)
  • Pepper, Salt, Thyme, Basil leaves, Sugar (胡椒, 盐, 百里香, 九层塔, 白糖)


Prepare a dough from flour, water, eggs and salt. When finished, wrap it in plastic foil and put it in fridge for 30 minutes.

Wash and cut the spinach leaves. Cut garlic and steam for about 1 minute using only 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Add spinach and steam for another 5 minutes. Finally use meat, spinach and blue cheese to create the filling (see pictures).

Prepare tomato sauce according to Lasagna recipe. Don’t add meat to the sauce.

Roll out the dough until about 2mm thick. Cut square pieces of about 7cm length and fill with the meat-spinach mixture. Close the ravioli using a fork. Cook them in lightly salted water for about 10 minutes - Finished!

Prepare dough Finished dough Wrap dough in plastic foil and put into fridge for 30 minutes
Wash and cut spinach Steam garlic Steam spinach
Finished spinach Cut blue cheese into very small pieces and mix with spinach Finally, add minced meat
Cook some tomato sauce, see lasagna recipe for details (1) Cook some tomato sauce, see lasagna recipe for details (2) Cook some tomato sauce, see lasagna recipe for details (3)
Prepare a board for rolling out the dough Roll out dough until about 2mm thick Cut dough into square pieces of about 7 cm in length
Fill with meat-spinach Use a fork to close the ravioli Finished Ravioli
Cook Ravioli about 10 minutes in lightly salted water Bon appetite!  


Comment by xiaobaobei
Time: 08/06/07, 11.53 am

i think it’s very hao-chi.

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