The Chew: Pantry Party
The Chew crew pitted Mario Batali against Carla Hall in a Pantry Party challenge. Mario Batali created his recipe by using pasta sauce as filling for his Amatriciana Ravioli Recipe. Then Carla Hall made a simple Pork Loin recipe served with a warm bean salad. Check out both recipes and tell me which is your favorite.
The Chew: Mario Batali Amatriciana Ravioli Recipe Ingredients
The sauce here should be wet enough to ooze out, but dry enough that it won’t make a mess when it boils. Pecorino is a saltier cheese from the south of Italy, whereas Parmesan is more native to the northern and central regions of Italy.
- 2 oz diced Pancetta
- 4 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 chopped Jalapeno
- 1/4 cup cubed Butter
- 3 tbsp chopped Italian Parsley
- 1/2 diced Red Onion
- 1 tsp Hot Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 package Wonton Wrappers
- 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Mario Batali: The Chew Amatriciana Ravioli Recipe Directions
As an alternative to wonton wrappers, use pasta dough cut into 3” squares.
- Saute pancetta and onion in oil over medium high heat, stirring often until meat is browned and onion has softened.
- Stir in pepper flakes, jalapeno and tomato paste, cooking for a minute before taking off heat.
- Place a rounded teaspoon of filling on one side of each wonton square. Fold in half to form a triangle.
- Press to seal the edges and touch the triangle corners together.
- Repeat this process until you have used up the filling and wrappers.
- The filled wonton wrappers can chill for as long as six hours.
- Boil a heavily salted pot of water.
- Drop ravioli in the water and cook two to three minutes, until it floats.
- Melt butter on medium heat in a saute pan.
- Toss ravioli in butter and serve with parsley and pecorino.