I'm about as much of a role model as, say, Karen Walker, but I do hold myself somewhat accountable as a role model to the Paleo community, insofar as I want to share what I hope are recipes you've never seen before. What I hope is that this "ravioli" is one of those recipes.lady porn" site, but it was entirely raw and had some kind of vegetable filling, so it was only somewhat appealing. But I saw its potential, and with a few flourishes, namely adding ground chicken and steaming the finished product, it's the perfect pasta substitute!
Caulif-redo sauce and you have an unrecognizably paleo meal, alongside an unrecognizable role model. That'd be me, just in case you have a hard time with context clues.
Chicken and Spinach Paleo Ravioli
Makes about 24 raviolis
- 4-5 medium to large yellow squash
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1.5 lbs. ground chicken
- 1 8 oz. bag frozen spinach, thawed
- 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- small handful fresh basil leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- Caulif-redo Sauce
1. Cut ends of squash off and slice down the middle so you have two halves. Using the narrowest setting on your mandolin, slice the squash into long, flat strips. You'll end with around 70 or so strips.
2. In a large pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and a pinch of salt and saute for about 5 minutes, until nearly translucent. Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
3. Add ground chicken to onion and garlic and saute until chicken is cooked all the way through.
4. Squeeze all the excess water out of the spinach, then ad chicken, spinach, salt, pepper, and mascarpone to a food processor or blender and puree until mixture reaches desired consistency (I like it relatively smooth).
5. Assemble the ravioli by just barely overlapping two strips of squash (pictured above). Do the same over the middle of the first two strips, but perpendicular, creating a cross or "t" shape.
6. Spoon filling in the center of the cross, then bring the ends of the strips together, overlapping each other. If that doesn't make sense, just see the picture above.
7. Secure with a toothpick.
8. Before serving, steam raviolis for about 4 minutes, or until squash is tender and inside is warm.
9. Top with Caulif-redo or sauce of your choice.