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Jun042013

Easy Asparagus Ravioli and a Magimix Food Processor Giveaway!

What would I do without my food processor in the kitchen?  Honestly, I don't know.  I absolutely love to make pestos in it and pie dough and grind cheese.   I puree fruit, make fillings, grind herbs, and blend sauces in it.  It's just a workhorse.  And it's always been a Cuisinart.  Until now.  The good folks at Magimix by Robot-Coupe sent me a Magimix food processor to try and I absolutely love it.  And because I love it so much, they are going to ship one (in stainless steel) to one of you lucky readers.  This is a $400 machine and you could have one in your kitchen!

 

Robot Coupe has been making food processors for decades, mostly for commercial use. Now Magimix by Robot-Coupe is selling a series of models for home use that are really great.  I have the 14-cup model, which is what they will send the winner of this giveaway. It comes with three nesting bowls, which I love.  There is a small bowl for small jobs, a medium bowl for using the discs to shred or slice items, and a large bowl with a large blade for big jobs.  One of the things I do most often in my food processor is make pestos and the first step in making the pesto is usually to put the hard cheese in the food processor and grind it.  This machine does the job better than my Cuisinart, which I couldn't believe.  Every task I've thrown at it, it has performed with flying colors.  And I just love the design and how easy it is to use. One of the other things I really like about the food processor is the little storage unit they give you for the extra blades and the discs. It's really nice and keeps everything organized.  Included in the set comes two blades, one dough blade, two grating discs, two slicing discs, a blender whisk attachment, an egg whisk and a spatula.  Quite a set. 

To enter this giveaway, just scroll down to the end of this post and use the Giveaway Widget.  All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment (via the widget) about what you would look forward to making with  the food processor. If you want to have additional chances to win, you can also use the widget to like me on my Facebook Fan Page or Pinterest or to like Magimix on their Facebook page.  So you can have multiple chances to win! (You must be a resident of the United States.) A winner will be selected randomly.

As for this recipe, these ravioli are super easy and fun to make because you can use the wonton wrappers that I've used before for pasta sheets that are such a convenience.  You find them in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store.  The filling is a snap to make in the food processor and the ravioli cook up in about 3 minutes!

 

Asparagus Ravioli

makes about 24 ravioli

 

 

for a printable recipe click here

you will need a 3" biscuit cutter

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh asparagus, divided
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 8 green onions, chopped, white and light green parts only
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon red hot chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, divided
  • 1½ ounces pecorino cheese (or any other hard cheese you like)
  • 4 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package won ton wrappers, about 50 wrappers (I use Nasoya)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

look how easy and fun these ravioli are to make using ready made wonton wrappers!

Instructions:

Take 6 ounces of the asparagus and chop into thirds. In a large fry pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the green onions and cook over medium low heat for about two minutes.  Add the 6 ounces of asparagus, sea salt, and peppers and stir. Add about 1/4 cup of water to the vegetables, cover with a lid and cook for about 8 minutes, or until the asparagus is completely tender. (If your heat is too high, the water may completely cook off so check it - add a little water if needed so the asparagus doesn't burn.) Once the asparagus is soft, remove the lid and cook for a minute or so just until the liquid has completely evaporated. Add 1 tablespoon of the chopped chives. Transfer to a bowl to completely cool. Don't bother washing the fry pan - you can use it again for the sauce for serving if you want.

Place the pecorino cheese in a food processor and process until finely ground.  Add the ricotta cheese, the egg and the cooled asparagus mixture and process until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula.  

Place a wonton wrapper on the counter (I like to work with four at a time).  Add a rounded teaspoon of the asparagus puree to the middle of the wrapper.  With a little pastry brush, or even your finger, brush water all around the wonton wrapper.  Lay another wrapper on top and, making sure all the air is pushed out, press down to seal all around the filling.  Press the biscuit cutter on top and push down.  Place the finished ravioli on a flour lined baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers and filling.  Lightly cover the ravioli with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. (If you're going to refrigerate for a long time, like all day, make sure there is plenty of flour on the bottom of the baking sheet. The filling will eventually make the bottom of the ravioli a little wet and they will stick if you aren't careful).  

To serve:  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Take the remaining 6 ounce of asparagus and, starting from the bottom of the spears, cut into coins, leaving the tips intact.  Heat the remaining olive oil and the butter in the large saute pan. Add the asparagus and 1/4 cup of water and cover, cooking gently until the asparagus is tender. Turn heat down to low.

Add the ravioli with a long handled strainer or spider, a few at a time, into the boiling water.  Allow to simmer but not boil, for about 3 minutes.  (If you boil vigorously, the ravioli can burst).  Remove with the strainer and add to the asparagus in the saute pan.  Gently stir, coating the ravioli in the oil and butter. Repeat with remaining ravioli. 

Turn ravioli out on a serving dish and garnish with the remaining chopped chives.

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Reader Comments (121)

I would use this to make pesto and dough for pies! I have been wanting one like this for a long time.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Z

Elaine,
I'd use the Magimix to make your 60 second pie crust and scallop potatoes amongst other things. Making scallop potatoes with my food processor cuts the prep time in half.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeb S

This is the Best machine , I would be a cooking Queen .

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I love your blog! I'm so excited to have found it! As for the food processor, one of my favorite uses is for cheese. I love the attachments you can use to shred things....The thought of spending about 20 minutes with a box grater versus the Food Processor? I'll take the FP!! :o)

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Can these be frozen before cooking? Thanks,

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I would use this food processor to make various pasta sauces! And I might even start baking!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandria

I would use the magamix for making pestos, crusts, dressings, chopping veggies and fruit, cheese cake fillings! Ravioli fillings, hummus, Yum :)

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Townshend

The options are endless!! Pastas and pies to name a few. I have nothing like this in my kitchen so I would LOVE to win it!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Lauta

The options are endless!! Pastas and pies to name a few. I have nothing like this in my kitchen so I would LOVE to win it!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Lauta

I would use it for pesto

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

The Magimix sounds like a dream - I have wanted a food processor for pesto's, sauces, and such for so long! Would love to win, thanks.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen Rohn

I could think of so many ways to use this but this morning pastry crust comes to mind. All the berries in my yard are ready to be picked and enjoyed.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy D

The ravioli looks so good-will have to try soon! Love that the processor has different size bowls. No job too small!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Since I do not have one, the list of possibilities is endless. I would Love to have one as I am moving soon and planning on having a very large garden to get back into my favorite past time of canning!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathy D

I'd really like this because my current food processor is about to break. We've glued it and taped it multiple times. I like to use it to grind fresh cheese, make pestos, baby foods and many more delicious foods.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGiselle Claux

The possibilities are endless. Pesto, pasta, smoothies for the kids. Where to start?

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabs

Everything! Pesto, salsas, doughs!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Oh my my my ...... how I love work horse machines! This recipe is going into the line-up as an foodie activity for my daughter and I next weekend - we love cooking together and I am spending the weekend with her while her husband is out of town - doing our girl thing we love most - COOKING! And she is a vegetarian so this recipe is perfect! If I were to win ..... I would give her my old machine or ... maybe I would be the most generous mom ever and give her the new won machine. Oh ... so much fun!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPetraH.

I have always wanted a food processor, but I am too frugal to buy a cheap one and cannot afford an expensive one. I make homemade pasta all the time, but I find ravioli too tricky because it is so hard to get the filling nice and smooth. A food processor would definitely help with that!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

I would use it for so many things but the first use would be for gazpacho!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

The ravioli looks so yummy! I would use it to make pesto and hummus. Also I like to process veggies and add them to rice and pasta dishes as another way to get my kids to eat vegetables.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

First of all your recipe looks great. Secondly, I need that machine! I lost an accessory attachment to the food processor I've been using for the last 20 years and frankly, this Magimix would be a welcome luxury upgrade. I'd rely on it for soups, pasta, desserts and summer pesto. Fingers crossed!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonna A.

I would use it for many things.....pesto, pie dough, artichoke red pepper dip, walnut pasta sauce, grating cheese, hummus, sun dried tomato topping for cream cheese......need I go on?

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Dewar

Pesto!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLavonne W.

As a cook on a dude ranch that doesn't have a food processor, I take a lot of time, doing by hand, what a food processor could do in seconds for me... I know, for certain, that this food processor would be added to my pot collection that I take in my car to work so that my time would be used more effectively, then be unloaded at home to work for me in the dishes that I make for my family and invent for work. Oh, how I wish I had this machine!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWendy R.

So MANY things to make! But I would begin with your Asparagus Ravioli!! This machine looks amazing and would have a fulfilling life sitting on my counter!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy Young

OMG!! How I would love that machine. My Cuinsinart is on its last legs. Can't complain, I've had it for 30 years!

This sounds like I could grind hamburger in it. Have you tried doing that?

Love your blog, refer to it all the time.

Keep up the good work! Now I have to run to the store for some asparagus...

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermollycat

Would love to make my bread recipe!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZoe

Asparagus ravioli! That looks & sounds amazing!!! I love to use my food processor to chop veggies for salads and stir-fries! That Magimix looks way better than my current cheap food processor.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYoung Wifey

Oh! I do not have a food processor and I always think how nice it would be to make pesto with it.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMagdalena Palencia

My fiancé and I are going to Italy for our honeymoon and we are making a special stop just to meet Signore Casoni and ask him to make us a corzetti stamp.
Ever since reading about these beautiful stamps, which I learned of in your blog back in Jan 2010, I have been dreaming of one for myself. Now, we will have the perfect little piece of Italy to commemorate our trip.. AND I can use it!

I would love to use that Magimix to make the pasta sheets for the stamps!!!

Smiles,
~A

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteelynn

the ravioli are so heavenly. Thank you for posting. and My husband would love to win the Magimix, so i could get out of the kitchen in less than 2 hours trying to make Pesto in our tiny tiny attachment for our Bamix, which takes me 20 times to fill...cheese , garlic,Basil, pine nuts on & On . he clocked me this time and it was really over the 2 hour mark! So this would be wonderful for our family...I could prepare more Ravioli.!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjudithq

We make homemade pasta all the time but rarely try ravioli. This looks amazing!! I need to give it a try! I would definitely use the Magimix for pesto!!

I am thinking of all the wonderful and tasty food I could make!!!!!!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLois Patton

What a wonderful give away!
I would make wonderful pasta sheets,I would make heavenly Marengs,I would be able to make much better pestos as well as light pastries. Oh my all the wonderful things I would make!!
I have wanted a food processor for a long time but my economy to buy one hasn't been there. I hope I win!! A girl can dream,can't she!! ;,)) I don't know about you,but I've got all my fingers crossed for this one!! Thanks for the chance to win and keep up the awesome postings.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa-Marie

I just went to a pasta making class last night so this is perfect timing. That's definitely what I would make.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I would use the Megamix to make almond butter and my healthy version of Nutella,

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanice M

What would I do with this machine? What WOULDN'T I do?! Pesto Lasagna for starters!!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelisa J.

I'd use it for a lot of my doughs and to finely chop nuts!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

The possibilities with this machine are mind-boggling, but I would start with Jacques Pepin's recipe for brioche.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary

You mean I have to pick one!? The possibilities are endless! I already have a list going in my head!

Salsa! Hope I win one!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Pizza dough, veggies for soups, pesto, many many things!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I'd use it for pesto's and cannoli dough, to be sure!

And, I love the tip about the wonton wrappers. I used them for you mini lasagna recipe and they were terrific. but for ravioli's too - I'm excited to try this!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJacquelyn

salsa, pasta, pizza iough...the options are endless

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeAndra

Pesto of course!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I can't wait to make this yummy asparagus ravioli dish! YUM

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I would absolutely look forward to making the fig filling for my homemade fig cookies. You need a really good food processor for the job and this one looks like it would be perfect.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim C.

I'm no longer a spring chicken (66) and have always sliced and diced and minced and made ravioli and pie crusts and everything else by hand. Sometimes I think it would be nice to make things quicker with a food processor. I've even researched them in Consumer Guide Magazine. But I've never splurged on one. So, if I were to win this one, I'd first make ten or more pie crusts at one time. After that, I'd shread cabbage for cole slaw. Thank you for the opportunity to be the lucky winner.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

Oooo. Asparagus ravioli! Yum! Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to try it!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

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