I recently gifted myself an early Christmas present: a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with the three basic pasta and meat grinder attachments!!!!!!!!!
…I’ve been using it every weekend! I’ve been making my own ground meats for dumpling fillings, fettuccine and spaghetti noodles, and ravioli (with help from a ravioli press; the ravioli attachment is expensive and out of my budget).
For the Ravioli Filling
- 1 lb tiger prawns, shells removed and deveined
- ½ cup snow crab
- 2 egg whites, reserved from above
- 1 TBS chives, minced
- 1 TBS tarragon, minced
- Salt & freshly ground white pepper
[I made approximately 72 medium-sized ravioli]
Using the meat grinder attachment, grind prawns and then place in a mixing bowl. Add in other ingredients and test cook 1 tsp of filling in boiling water for seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning.
For the Pasta Dough
- 400 g 00 flour
- 4 eggs + 2 yolks, beaten
- 1 TBS EVOO
- Water, if needed
In your stand mixer bowl, with the hook attachment, add beaten eggs to sifted flour. Add salt and EVOO. If your mixture is not catching, add water slowly and wait to see when it catches. Depending on the size of eggs, you may or may not need water. Let stand mixer knead dough for 10 minutes then wrap in plastic and let it rest for 1 hour.
I used the pasta roller, and rolled the dough from 1 – 6.
For the Foie Gras Froth & Finish
- 1 cup foie gras scraps
- 1 cup whole milk
- Soy lecithin, if needed (to promote bubbles)
- Tarragon leaves, picked & whole
- Chives, minced
In a small pot, add foie gras scraps and whole milk. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Warm slowly on gentle heat, add salt for taste. Froth using immersion blender and test the strength of the bubbles. If bubbles are not strong, add a pinch of soy lecithin and continue to blend/froth.
In salted boiling water, cook ravioli until al dente. Spoon froth over ravioli and garnish with fresh chives and tarragon.