Friday, January 30, 2009

Berry Ravioli

I have seen interesting pastas more recently and decided that I should be adventurous and try them. The Kaufhof grocery has a large array including chocolate pasta, truffle pasta, and maroni (chestnut) pasta.

And then I saw the berry filled ravioli at Käfer. The color is very bright, and the pasta is very fresh, but I wasn't sure of what to expect. I purchased some fresh blueberries and strawberries from Viktualienmarkt and decided they would be a perfect accompaniment.

In my molecular cooking course, we learned that cinnamon and strawberries should not be paired together, so I was trying to think of another simple sauce to serve them with.

(As a side note, if you are interested in what foods go together or provide suitable substitutes check out Food Pairing - some are unconventional, but it's a great resource!)

I probably should have gone with a healthier approach and simply pureed berries and served them over the top, but instead I made a vanilla sauce.

The flavor was interesting, but good. I don't know that I will be craving them anytime soon, especially because I prefer zesty foods, but I'm glad that we tried them.

4 comments:

JoernandAllison said...

I never told you that we tried the chocolate pasta. We served it with a light vanilla sauce and strawberries. Like your berry ravioli, a good taste, but not one I have found myself craving. Maybe its time to try berry ravioli.

Melaina25 said...

I didn't know cinnamon and strawberry was bad. I tend to make peach and strawberry crumble and often use cinnamon if I'm out of nutmeg.

Christina said...

Emily, I love your pictures. The ravioli's look beautiful and that website will come in handy.

Emily said...

allison...
I bought the chocolate pasta for my mom, but we didn't try it. It's sort of strange eating sweet pasta... maybe I will get some and try to think of a good sauce to use with it.

Melanina25...
I don't know that it's bad, but the flavors compete.

Christina...
Thanks! I think that's what made me notice the raviolis in the first place - the pretty color.