250g ‘OO’ Flour
Pop flour, salt and eggs in a food processor. Pulse until you get a coarse dough, drizzle in water until the dough becomes together to form a sticky ball. Remove from processor and knead. By Hand : Pop the flour and salt in a bowl, make a well in the middle and add the eggs and water. Using your fingers or a fork gradually bring the flour in from the sides to make your dough.
Using a little extra flour, dust your bench and knead your dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth to touch and elastic. Cover with glad wrap and pop in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Glug of olive oil (the good stuff)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, finely diced
200g whitebait, well drained
4 scallops (with roe), chopped
1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
2 tbsp cream
½ lemon, zest only
salt and white pepper
4 stems asparagus
half bag baby rocket
glug lemon oil (see my recipe for this if you can’t pick it up at your local supermarket)
In a frying pan, pop your butter and a little olive oil. When bubbling add the garlic and onion and sauté for 5 – 7 minutes until soft, fragrant and almost golden in colour. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Pop onion mixture and scallops in a blender and pulse to combine. Add the whitebait and pulse again. Sprinkle in the chives, cream & zest. Mix well. Taste and season.
Chill until ready to put your ravioli together.
Remove pasta from the fridge, set your pasta machine to the widest setting and begin the rolling process. For the first couple of rolls, take your pasta, lay on the bench, fold the ends in and roll again before moving down to the next setting. Finish on the thinnest setting. You may need to apply a little more flour to your pasta or machine during this process. With the final sheet, cut in half, so you have a base and top.
Dust your bench and place one sheet down. Pop 1 tsp of your scallop mixture at regular intervals, say 1-2 fingers width apart. Brush around the mixture lightly with water then cover with the remaining sheet. Use your fingers to lightly press the air from around the filling and seal well. Cut your ravioli with a cookie cutter. Place on a floured board or plate until ready to cook.
Pop a large saucepan of water on to boil and season well. Once boiling gently glide your ravioli into the water. They won’t take long to cook, once they float to the top remove and drain.
Add a glug of oil to a large frying pan and cook your asparagus until just tender. Season, remove from the pan, slice in half and keep warm.
To serve, place 6 ravioli (per person) on a plate with some asparagus and a handful of baby rocket. Grate over some parmesan, drizzle with lemon oil and a generous grind of black pepper.