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Ricotta Tortellini with Strawberry, English Pea, Pistachio, Brown Butter


Courtesy of: Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel, Fat Ox 

Ricotta Tortellini with strawberry, English pea, 
pistachio, brown butter 

Serves 4 

300g 00 Flour
100g Blended Spinach 
200g Egg Yolk 
Method: Bring a pot of water to boil. Heavily salt the water and blanch your spinach for 20 seconds. Shock in ice water. Remove all water from spinach using a linen to really squeeze the spinach dry as possible. In a blender, blend spinach and egg yolk until smooth. Using a dough hook on a stand mixer, combine yolks and flour until smooth. Adjust with small amounts of water, if necessary. Using a pasta machine, sheet the pasta as thinly as possible. Using desired round punch, cut 4-6 rounds, 3-4 inches in diameter per person. (You can cheat with already made pasta). Place a small amount of the ricotta farce in the center each cut out of the pasta. Wet the outside of the dough with a small amount of water. Fold in half, seal well, then wet the right front corner. Bring the two corners together down and to the back of the cheese, pinch the left corner on top of the wet right corner. 
Ricotta Farce 
12oz Ricotta, Impastata
1 whole egg
1 oz parmesan 
Salt to taste
Pinch catrone pepper or red chili flake   

Method: In a mixing bowl gently beat your egg then add the rest of the ingredients, mix until everything is fully incorporated. 

Fermented Strawberry 
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 tbsp honey
Pinch salt 
1.5 tbsp water (plus more to fill)
Method: Fill a sanitized mason jar with the strawberries, leaving some space for liquid. Combine and whisk all the other ingredients then pour on top of the strawberries. Make sure the strawberries are completely submerged, use a weight if needed. Ferment at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours then refrigerate. 

Strawberry Crumble  
¼ lemon zested 
1oz dehydrated strawberries
2oz bread crumbs
1oz olive oil

Method: Mix together all ingredients and season with salt to taste.

Brown butter and saba 
Blanched peas, smashed with a pinch of chopped mint  

Method: Blanch the tortellini in salted water until they float. In a small sauce pot add desired amount of peas and warm, finish with a little olive oil. Place tortellini’s in bowl, place  smashed peas in-between the tortellini’s, topped with crumble and garnish with a couple fermented strawberries. 


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