Crispy Fried Ravioli with Refreshing Mint-Parsley Pesto











Indulge in the perfect blend of crispy and herbaceous flavors with our Crispy Fried Ravioli coated in a Refreshing Mint-Parsley Pesto. This delightful dish offers a savory crunch with every bite, complemented by the vibrant, fresh taste of homemade pesto. It's a culinary adventure that promises to satisfy your taste buds with its rich protein content, lush fats, and a sensible caloric value, all wrapped up in a budget-friendly, easy-to-prepare meal.


Step 1: Prepare the Mint-Parsley Pesto

Begin your culinary expedition by creating the heart of this dish—the Mint-Parsley Pesto. In your food processor, combine the bright tang of lemon juice with zest, freshly chopped parsley, mint, aromatic garlic, and rich pine nuts. Drizzle in the olive oil as you blend these ingredients into a smooth, vibrant green pesto. This homemade pesto not only offers a burst of fresh flavors but also brings a homemade touch that truly elevates this dish.
Pro Tip: Add the olive oil gradually to achieve the perfect pesto consistency.

Step 2: Cook the Cream Sauce

With the pesto ready, it's time to infuse it within a velvety cream sauce. Melt butter in a shallow pan and sauté finely chopped shallots and the remainder of your garlic until fragrant. Pour in the cream and gently combine it with the shallots and garlic, letting it simmer into a thick sauce. This is when your kitchen starts to fill with inviting aromas, hinting at the delicious meal to come.
Pro Tip: Low and slow is the key to a perfect cream sauce; don't rush this step.

Step 3: Fry the Ravioli

As your sauce simmers, it's time for the pièce de résistance—the ravioli. Start by heating grapeseed oil in a large pan to ensure a crispy finish. Create an egg wash with milk and dip each ravioli, coating it evenly before covering it with breadcrumbs mixed with red pepper flakes for that extra kick. Fry the ravioli to a perfect golden-brown crispiness, which not only adds texture but also a delightful crunch with every bite.
Pro Tip: Ensure your oil is hot enough before frying to avoid soggy ravioli.

Step 4: Assemble the Dish

To bring everything together, spoon a generous amount of the creamy mint-parsley pesto sauce onto each plate, then top with the fried ravioli. Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of additional lemon zest, chopped parsley, mint, and a generous amount of grated cheese for an extra layer of flavor. This final touch not only adds to the visual appeal but also elevates the flavors, making each bite a perfect combination of crispy, creamy, and refreshing.
Pro Tip: Layering the flavors with garnishes adds depth to the dish.