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Old 04-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Leftover Pork Roast Ravioli

The purchased sheeted pasta was a bit too stiff to use for raviolis. I not being one to let a small mishap get me down, moved on to Plan B and made it into a lasagna instead. The filling is a combo of, leftover pork roast, spinach, parsley and ricotta. The sauce, is a short sauce with sausage meat, onion, garlic and San Marzano Plum Tomatoes passed through my fingers to break them up. The plated result is not to pretty to look at, but very tasty to eat.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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I soak those lasagna sheets work best if soaked in hot water first. It softens them up to being pliable.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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The lasagne look scrumptuous ... Yes, I agree with Addie, soaking in water always is the quintessential ...


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Old 04-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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I debated a par-boiling of the sheets as well as a brief soak in hot water. I ruled out the first as I felt it would result in the raviolis breaking open during the cooking process. The second I felt would be too sticky to handle. Thanks for the advice all.
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Looks good! Great Idea!
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #6
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I debated a par-boiling of the sheets as well as a brief soak in hot water. I ruled out the first as I felt it would result in the raviolis breaking open during the cooking process. The second I felt would be too sticky to handle. Thanks for the advice all.
It doesn't become sticky, it becomes pliable. If you are concerned about stickiness, a quick rinse in cold water after the hot soak, wll take care of that. Just as if you were using the regular pasta lasagna product. You boil it first, then place in cold water to keep the pieces separate.
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Addie,

True ... I always boil my pasta sheets in salted water, and then place in cold water to keep sheets from sticking.

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I never heard of putting lasagna sheets in cold water to keep them from sticking. Sounds like a great idea. I'll do that next time.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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I never heard of putting lasagna sheets in cold water to keep them from sticking. Sounds like a great idea. I'll do that next time.
The cold water settles the starch back onto the sheet and provides a barrier so that the sheets do not stick. Works like a charm.
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