Why not try this recipe for Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Ravioli, created by Felice Tocchini for the Love Sweet Potatoes campaign?
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
For the filling
1 large baked sweet potato, cold
100g goat’s cheese
2tsp chopped thyme
½ tsp grated nutmeg
For the pasta
250g gram flour (chick peas), sifted, plus extra for dusting
For the sauce
2tbsp rapeseed oil
5 garlic cloves, crushed but still left in cloves
1-2 chillies, cut into large pieces
200g choi-sum, cut into pieces and the white part separated from the leaves
Leftover cooked sweet potato from the filling, broken into small chunks
4tbsp extra virgin olive or rapeseed oil
30g toasted pine nuts
Salt and cracked black pepper
1. Make the filling by crushing 200g of the baked sweet potato in a bowl with a fork and mix with the goat’s cheese, thyme and nutmeg. Adjust the seasoning and keep cold.
2. Make the pasta by putting the flour on a work surface and create a well in the centre. Break the eggs into the well and mix together. Carry on kneading until the pasta feels like ‘playdoh’.
3. Roll the pasta in small quantities with a rolling pin until you reach the thickness you desire and cut out circles with a 9cm diameter cutter.
4. Place a teaspoon of the filling in the centre of the pasta. Fold over the other side of the pasta to create a half moon and press around the edges to seal the parcels. Place on a tray sprinkled with a little flour, ready to cook later.
5. To make the sauce cook the rapeseed oil, garlic and chillies in a hot sauté pan for a couple of minutes or until light golden. Add the white part of the choi-sum, cover the pan and leave to wilt for 2 minutes. Add the sweet potato chunks and green part of the choi sum, cover and remove from the heat.
6. In the meantime, cook the ravioli in a large pan of gently boiling salted water for approximately 3-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pasta.
7. When the ravioli are cooked, drain and toss into the sauce with the olive oil. If the sauce is too dry add a couple of spoonfuls of the water used to cook the ravioli. Sprinkle with the pine nuts and serve.
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