Make it Quick: Ravioli in Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce

Recipe

Make it Quick: Ravioli in Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce

This recipe allows you to spend practically-no-time cooking, because you’ve got other things on your mind. Just pick up pre-made butternut squash ravioli from your local market and boil. In the 6 minutes it takes to boil you can make the sauce.

To honor the aphrodisiac theme of this party, we chose butternut squash, alluding to the fact that its silhouette resembles an oversized penis, and the creaminess of this dish will absolutely make for sensual eating. Bathed in brown butter, the ravioli is topped with hazelnuts—a rich source of vitamin E, associated with sexual function. In pagan days the hazel bush came to represent fertility because it is the first to flower in spring, and its twigs were entwined and make into whips and used to “bless” fertility by stroking, or striking, genitals.

MAKES ENOUGH FOR 2

COOK THE RAVIOLI

butternut squash ravioli

Follow directions on pasta, but usually, boil for 6 to 8 min. Drain.

MAKE THE SAUCE

1/8 CUP hazelnuts, chopped

4 TB salted butter
10 fresh sage leaves, cut into thin strips
1/2 tsp salt
pinch of cayenne

juice of 1 lemon

Toast hazelnuts with a sprinkle of salt on a heated skillet, about 3 min. Add butter, sage, salt and cayenne. Stir constantly, until butter is melted with golden brown color and nutty aroma, about 3 min. Squeeze in lemon juice. Pour over ravioli. Garnish with small sage leaves.

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