buy ventolin

Creamy Cajun Sausage Ravioli

Print Friendly

Raaaaaavioli where the cream comes sweepin’ down the plaaate.

cawr9

Get it? Like Oooklahoma where the wind com – you know? Since Oklahoma and ravioli are both 4 syllables? Get it? Oh.

Guess what, I’m actually going to talk about – wait for it – the FOOD today. Whaaaaa.

And it’s weird, now that I just typed out “wait for it,” I’m remembering a dream I had last night. Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother and I were dating and in love, and we were looking for apartments to rent, but the apartment we were focused on was like WAY high in the sky, like in a tower, like in the heavens. And the sky wasn’t an actual sky. It was like a ceiling mural thing OF a sky like in casinos in Vegas. And I kept thinking to myself as I was holding his hands, “please don’t know you’re gay in real life. please don’t know you’re gay in real life. please don’t know yo . . . ” And my little sister was standing in the background shaking her head with a beer in her hand mouthing to me, “he’s totally gay in real life, bev. let. it. go.” And then I woke up.

cawr1  cawr2

But actually, before I woke I up I ALSO dreamed that – wait. Okay, remember when we only saw the ARM of Ted’s future wife? Well, I also dreamed that they showed her face, but she was in scrubs and had her super blonde hair pulled back in a tight bun, and we saw her face for like half a second before she turned her head. She had the BLUEST eyes ever, and the announcer or whatever goes, “she had eyes so blue we have no idea what he paid for her.” ???? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Oh wait I know. I need real life human friends.

I said I was going to talk about the food, didn’t I?

cawr3  cawr4

Basically, over Christmas break we spent an afternoon over at my M-I-L’s house, watching days upon days of the Food Network since I don’t get it at home. I had my phone out using the little “notes” app (which I’d never used before but gosh dernit that thing is nifty) typing in recipe ideas, when that one show with that ferrari dude with the albino porcupine with backwards sunglasses on his head came on.

Well, one of the drivers, dive-ins or drines that they visited featured some chachi making cajun potstickers with sausage and seasonings and I’m guessing porcupine’s hair gel. But it looked SO GOOD I wanted to kick the TV. So my noggin’ thought, “oooooo what about spinning this and making some dang ravioli!”

So I typed it in my little notes app. But I didn’t put the “oooo” part in, just so we’re clear.

cawr5  cawr6

I remember him throwing a bunch of sausage into a food processor to grind it all up, so I did that too! But let me tell you, I used andouille sausage that’s already cooked. So getting the casings off was going to be a challenge. So I looked at the sausage square in the face and said, “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.”

See what you do to me, Barney? My love?

So listen to this, I used a vegetable peeler to slice the casings off, hahaha! I’m not even sure if it’s necessary to tell you the truth. It’s all ground up anyway. I just felt a sense of peace and satisfaction about my life doing it this way.

cawr7

Little dippidy dip into some boiling water. Little whiskidy whisk of a spicy cream sauce, and . . .

Oh my.

cawr8

It was legen – wait for it – DARY.

cawr10

I can’t believe I just did that to you. Oh wait yes I can.

Creamy Cajun Sausage Ravioli:

What it took for roughly 28 raviolis:

* 2 andouille sausages, casings removed (try the veggie peeler!) and cut into little chunks
* 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 28 wonton wrappers
* 1 Tbs. butter
* 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
* 1 cup milk (I used reduced fat and it was fine)
* 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp cajun seasoning (like Tony’s, which is know is technically creole, so please don’t flick me)

Toss the sausage chunks into a food processor. Pulse until it’s nicely minced.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the garlic and bloom 30 seconds. Add the sausage and cook until heated through. It’s all already cooked, so it won’t really brown. I just felt better about life letting it sauté with the garlic a few minutes. Also, toss in a tsp of the cajun seasoning. Yesh.

On a large work surface, lay out the wonton wrappers in a single layer. Place a little cup of water next to them. Spoon about a Tbs. of the sausage in the middle of each wrapper. Now, dip your finger in the water and lightly brush the edges of the wrapper with your finger.

You can either do this two ways. You can carefully fold over one edge of the wrapper, making a triangle, and pressing the edges together. OR you can just pick up the wrapper like a little purse and press the edges together. I found that to be easier. At least you have options! Don’t you just love options? The main thing is to make sure you press all the air out of the raviolis. You don’t want soggy sausage. Oh! Let’s start a band called the Soggy Sausages. I’ll play bass.

Repeat until a hundred million are done.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Okay now the sauce. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Once the foaming has subsided, add the flour. Whisk it until it’s a nice golden brown paste and no longer floury, like a minute. Add the milk and whisk until it starts to thicken. It might take 5 minutes. Add the remaining Tbs. of cajun seasoning. Taste it. It killeth, eh?

Okay, once the water is boiling, take a large slotted spoon and place maybe 5 raviolis in the water at a time. Let them boil for about a minute, then carefully scoop them out. Place them on a dinner plate and drizzle some yumster creamy sauce on top!

Repeat until a hundred million are done.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and honnnneeeey child.

cawr11

Ain’t no hair gel in this.

Subscribe

Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.

, , ,

21 Responses to Creamy Cajun Sausage Ravioli

  1. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 17, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Barney… love him. And I hate how much they’re dragging out who the wife or someday wife is. I realize it’ll be the end of the show when they finally get to it but come onnnnn. Oh and this pasta, so easy and now I have to make some for the hubs because he’ll love it.

  2. Caitlin January 17, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    It’s perfectly acceptable to call Tony’s a Cajun seasoning. :)

  3. claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 17, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Oh i hate that guy, hahah! He’s a nutter and apparently a HUGE creep on set. Love this cajun ravioli though!

  4. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 17, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I’ve been meaning to try using wonton wrappers for ravioli. This looks fab-U-lous!

  5. Heather @ Heather's Dish January 17, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    WOMAN. OMG, I love this!

  6. Katie January 17, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Look at those little PILLOWS. Needum.

  7. Christine (Cook the Story) January 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Can I please have five hundred and twenty eight of these raviolis? Wow, do they ever look good. You’ve reminded me that it’s been ages since I’ve made a batch. Need to do that. Also, you’ve reminded me that I need to get caught up with How I Met Your Mother. Love that show and hate that I’m so behind. I have a crush on Barney too. That he’s gay in real life doesn’t bother me though since actually meeting him would be more of an obstacle to us dating than the gayness factor. Oh, or the fact that I’m happily married. That would probably be an obstacle too. Lol!

  8. Katie @ Blonde Ambition January 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    I friggin love How I Met Your Mother. I wonder if you dreamed that the Mother was blonde and wearing scrubs because for a while we all thought Elliott from Scrubs (can’t remember what her name was on HIMYM) was the mother?? If you love Barney (and who doesn’t), I hope you’re caught up on the current season!!

    Oh, and the sausage. Wait, SAUSAGE ravioli? Where has this been all my life?

  9. B-ann January 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    Bev! I found your blog a week or so ago, and now I can’t stop cooking the things on it. You are delightfully funny, the photos are gorgeous and the food is scrummy. True story. :P

  10. Dorothy January 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    wow they look so delecious. Your blog is so pretty i love it. Its my 1st time here and I will surely comeback here! :)

  11. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife January 17, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Rich creamy deliciousness, I love it.

  12. Kari@Loaves n Dishes January 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    You didn’t have to explain the song to me; I prance around the house and belt out Oklahoma while I’m doing my house work, causing my cats to hide under the bed.
    Love these hearty, spicy, creamy raviolis!

  13. A farmer in the dell January 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    I love the wonton wrappers! The ravioli sounds delicious. I too just discovered how brilliant the “notes” app on my phone is! Can’t believe it took me so long!

  14. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie January 18, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    What a great ravioli flavor!

  15. Paula - bell'alimento January 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I’m so glad you did that to me …

  16. Tracey@Cooking with Love January 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    You don’t get The Food Network at your house??? Whaaaaat??? You def need to fix that situation! :)

    I love the idea of the wontons as ravioli. So simple and looks divine!

  17. Ross | TheFaceBaby January 19, 2013 at 12:44 am #

    Oh my, you’re a HIMYM lover?? (…who isn’t?) What a cowinky-dink that I (Bubba?) posted about them this week, too. Such a great show. So good.

    But hey, raise your hand if you counted the syllables in “Oklahoma” and “ravioli” to make sure miss Bev was correct. Oh, and raise your hand again if you actually raised your hand as if we could all see you. Yeahhhhhh.

  18. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama January 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I have an obsession with wanton wrapper ravioli recipes. I think we have had a new one almost weekly! This sausage filling sounds flipping awesome!

  19. Scott January 20, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    This looks and sounds really good!
    Great site by the way!

  20. Beau February 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    HILARIOUS!!! Love your wit and humor poked in this!!!! I am SO going to try this!!!! Thank you!!!!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Creamy Cajun Sausage Ravioli : I Love To Cook - March 17, 2013

    […] For more details please visit this link : bevcooks […]

Leave a Reply

buy nolvadex online