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Recipe: Ricotta cheese ravioli with sausage and sauce from Palazzolo Acreide

Recipe: Ricotta cheese ravioli with sausage and sauce from Palazzolo Acreide

Ricotta ravioli with sausage sauce are a real siracusan specialty, in which the protagonist is the sausage,  typical product of the hamlet of Palazzolo Acreide.

This gourmet product has been existing for around 2,600 years and it has begun to be produced since the Syracuse Corinthians founded the ancient city of Akrai. The particularity of the siracusan sausage lies in the processing of Sicilian black pig meat, an animal species originally used for religious and propitiatory rites, that only with the Romans found its culinary use. Pig breeding is part of the tradition of the Ipean campaigns: In the Christmas period, in fact, families chose a Sunday to devote themselves to the preparation of the meat and got up early in the morning to start boiling the water and heating the embers, for the meat to be roasted.

The quality of the sausage is given by a wild-breeding farm and natural nutrition based on natural herbs, which make the meat particularly tender and fragrant and give it an unmistakable flavour. The taste is then enriched with a dough with Nero d'Avola wine, wild fennel, salt and red chilli.

What about exalting its unique taste with a nice entrance dish? Following our recipe you can try the delicious ricotta ravioli with sausage sauce at home.

Ingredients

FOR DOUGH:

  • 1 kg of hard wheat flour

  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt
  • Water to knead

 FOR THE STUFFING:

  • 500gr of fresh vaccine ricotta
  • Parsley to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

 FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1 kg of fresh sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Some fresh basil leaves
  • 1.5 liters of homemade tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato concentrate
  • Carrot and celery at will
  • White wine

Method

First of all, make the filling. Mix in a bowl the cottage cheese with parsley, black pepper and salt. If you want, you can also add some marjoram. As you prepare the rest, leave the mix in the fridge, so it will gain more taste.

The next step: the dough. On a planter, place the flour and make a hole in the center, where you put eggs, water and salt. Knead until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then make it rest for about an hour. If you want to reduce fatigue, you can also use a mixer or a kitchen robot.

Once you have prepared the filling and the dough, you can finally dedicate yourself to the preparation of the sauce. In a platter mix oil, onion, carrot. Brown them and add the sausage. Then add the white wine and blend. Finally add the tomato souce together with the extract, previously softened in water, and let it cook for about an hour.

In the meantime, take the dough and spread it until you get a thin leaf. With a pastry wheel or special molds, cut some squares and fill them with the fillings. Close the ravioli with another layer of dough, sealing the edges with a fork and ... there is nothing left to boil the water and cook the ravioli. Once sprouted, join them with the sauce. If you like it, you can also add some basil leaves as the last final touch.

 

...enjoy!!

By Redazione

Events in Palazzolo Acreide

  • The Carnival of Palazzolo Acreide
    From 15-02-2019 To 05-03-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
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  • Patronal Feast of St Paul
    29-06-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-29 2019-06-29 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of St Paul The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi” and the deafening firing of thousands of mortaretti and the moving rite of presentation of the children who are hoisted naked on fercolo as a sign of devotion and offer. The festival ends late at night with the firing of colorful fireworks’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

    The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi”...

    Village of Palazzolo Acreide

  • Feast of San Sebastiano Martire
    10-08-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-10 2019-08-10 Europe/Rome Feast of San Sebastiano Martire The peculiarity of this feast is that it fercolo, brought to shoulder from the devotees in turn for the streets of the cityà, face around 2 p.m. the ascent of “Fiumegrande”, a narrow uphill and which has a slope of’75% which is literally climbed by the bearers of great race, on the shoulders with the heaviest fercolo of the holy. Also in this case the feast concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

    The peculiarity of this feast is that it fercolo, brought to shoulder from the devotees in turn for the streets of the cityà, face around 2 p.m. the ascent of “Fiumegrande”, a narrow uphill and which...

    Village of Palazzolo Acreide

  • Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata
    15-09-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-09-15 2019-09-15 Europe/Rome Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees to bare shoulder and concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide

    With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees...

    Village of Palazzolo Acreide

  • Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices
    29-09-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-09-29 2019-09-29 Europe/Rome Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on 28 September, amidst acclamation osannanti of devotees. The previous Saturday the feast passes through the streets of the country the “lap of Gala” with the procession of the banners, del Gonfalone and of flag-wavers. The morning of the feast, around 11, c’è the launch of the characteristics balloons made by boys in the committee. At 1 p.m. the spectacular “sciuta” of the simulacrum of the Saint under a rain of nzareddi "Multicolored" and Fuochi d’artifice. The simulacrum is brought “a bare shoulder” in procession through the streets of the neighborhood, and the procession attended also by women traveling barefoot. Between the propitiatory rites during the procession c’è the denudation of the children who are stripped and raised in front of the statue, entrustment to the protection of’archangel to preserve them from the evils. In the evening on the triumphal chariot the simulacrum is carried in procession for all tracks of the country. At the end the traditional fireworks outside the country. During the entire week is held on the solemn octave, with the “Meeting of choirs” that animate the eucharistic celebrations. Palazzolo Acreide

    contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on...

    Village of Palazzolo Acreide

  • Agrimontana
    20-10-2019 | Palazzolo Acreide (SR)
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2019-10-20 2019-10-20 Europe/Rome Agrimontana shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the tasting of typical local products, in particular of fresh sausage and dried; beef and wild boar, lake fish and river, cheese, honey, cakes,’Oil d’olive cultivars “Tonda Iblea”. Flower to’eyelet of the event è the mycologic shows that every year is organized and curated by’Micolo Association Palazzolo Acreide

    shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the...

    Village of Palazzolo Acreide


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