This is one of those really quick dishes to be had mid week, when you don’t have the time and energy to hang around the kitchen! It tastes really divine and is ready in 15 minutes, so you have to give it a go!
I tend to keep some form of ready made frozen ravioli in my freezer for such evenings and am always glad I did on days where I really need to eat something really tasty and nourishing which does not take hours to make. On this occasion I had red chard laying around in the fridge so used that, but I tend to use baby spinach or whatever other greens I may have. I may try kale next!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 an onion, sliced not too thin ( I sometimes add this sometimes not, its great both ways)
1 pack of ready made ravioli (artichoke and three cheese was my choice!)
2-3 cloves garlic
4 leaves of red chard roughly cut up into 2 inch pieces and the red stems chopped into half inch bits
1/4 tsp crushed red chili
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2-3 tablespoons white wine
1/3 cup of cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
Set your saucepan full of water on the hob, add some salt and bring to a boil, cook according to packet instructions but make sure you drop the ravioli in the water so it will be ready by the time your sauce is ready too.
Meanwhile heat your olive oil in a heavy based frying pan. Add your chopped or crushed garlic, and stir, don’t let it brown. Make sure the heat is not too high. Now add in the onion if you are using them cook till a little soft. Add your greens of choice now and let them wilt a little. Add the red chili flakes and the pine nuts and cook for 3-4 mins. Add your splash of white wine and let it reduce a bit, then pour in the cream. Season and taste the sauce, then lower in the ravioli. Toss and cook in the frying pan for another 30 seconds to a minute in the sauce.
Plate up, sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you like and enjoy!