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Jerusalem Artichoke Ravioli

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We finally received our first snowfall of the year last night, just after I rescued every bit of green from the garden. The Jerusalem artichokes should remain accessible until we get a really hard frost, but I still had some in the fridge to use up before I bring any more in. As a result, my offering to Fiesta Friday this week is a mixture of these and some of my fresh greens.

I have been pleased to see that several blogs I read are making use of these tasty little tubers, but there still are not a lot of recipes out there for them. If you are hesitant to eat them, I recommend trying them in moderation and well cooked.

My first ravioli recipe is made simply by mixing cooked Jerusalem artichokes with flour. I used bread flour because I wanted to make sure it was strong enough. It makes a very elastic dough, and was the easiest pasta recipe I have ever made. I didn’t even need to use my pasta machine, as the dough rolled out very easily. It is also nice and stretchy, so making the ravioli was very easy. I had no breakage at any point during the process, including during the boiling stage. It is very important to work on a well floured surface so that things don’t stick, and as long as you do that, these can be made in very little time.

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There are many fillings that would work with these, but I wanted to use my last harvest for the season which included arugula, Swiss chard, kale and sorrel. You will probably have a different combination of greens than I have, but there are so many you could use, alone or in combination – for example beet, turnip or carrot greens. I made my standard style pesto knowing that any extra I had could be frozen for later use and it is one of the best ways to preserve these delicate leaves.

Jerusalem Artichoke Pasta


Ingredients

2 cups cooked peeled Jerusalem artichokes

1 3/4 cups bread flour

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice (optional)

Method

Puree the Jerusalem artichokes and salt. Add the flour gradually until it forms a clump of dough. It will be a bit sticky at this point. Wrap it in parchment and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Divide the dough in two and roll out one half at a time on a well floured surface to the thickness of a thin pie pastry. Cut out circles and place on board or plate also covered with flour. Place a dollop of filling on a circle, then cover that with another circle. Seal with the tines of a fork all around.

Drop a few at a time in boiling salted water. When they come to the surface, in about 2 minutes, they are ready. Drain and set aside. Serve as is, or top with grated cheese or your favourite pasta sauce.

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Pesto

Ingredients

4 cups fresh greens

1/2 cup walnuts (or other nuts)

1/4 cup oil

1/2 tsp salt

2 cloves garlic

Method

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.

Author: Hilda

I am a backyard forager who likes to share recipes using the wild edibles of our area.

28 thoughts on “Jerusalem Artichoke Ravioli

  1. What a great way to use up your garden greens from the snow! These sound lovely! Thanks for bringing them to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!🙂

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  3. Moderation and well cooked, and I know why! I have had some not so pleasant experiences eating large amounts of roasted ones that were pretty firm and . . . well, you know. Now, these ravioli are wonderful and I’m so glad you wrested every last green from your foraging adventure before the first snow. Have a wonderful weekend, Hilda!

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  4. What a great recipe! We’ve been using them for other things. A soufflé recipe is coming.
    Meanwhile a sensible addition to address the side effects is summer savory herb.

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  5. I love love love jerusalem artichokes!! I make a creamy soup with them a few weeks back, glad to have this wonderful ravioli recipe. Thank you Hilda🙂

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  6. I know these are delicious, Hilda! One day I too will make my own ravioli! Can’t wait!😀

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  7. I will follow suit, Julianna😀 I too gonna try my hands making these beauties🙂 Hilda, these look perfect !

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  8. That’s a great use of jerusalem artichokes! That’s great Hilda… in my life I had a lot of ravioli wilt different filling, but never with Jerusalem …I have to remedy this “lack” as soon as possibile!

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  9. That ‘s one awesome dish, Hilda😀

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  10. I will miss your foraging adventures until spring Hilda but you finished strong with nother inspiring creation. I must taste Jerusalem artichokes soon! I expected the stuffing to be made with them not the pasta. You never cease to amaze. Thank you and stay warm!!!

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    • Thanks Johanne. It has been pretty cold today, with a bitter wind. However, you can expect to see me pop up even over the winter months when I forage in my store of foraged goods. Last year I even made recipes with snow.

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  11. I honestly have to admit I only discovered jerusalem artichokes at the beginning of the year. I sometimes still struggle a little with the side effects (giggle) but they really are fabulous. And this is a wonderful way of using them

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    • I think if they are well cooked, the side effects are a lot less. I have also been told that cooking with summer savoury which is an antidote helps a lot, so will look out for that. I wouldn’t want any of my guests to be uncomfortable.

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  12. I have never cooked with artichoke but this looks great🙂

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  13. So much fun visiting you… and every time I visit you, I am amazed by your creativity and beauty of your harvest.

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  14. This look delicious! Jerusalem artichoke isn’t an ingredients I have cooked with much or at least not really experimented with. Will have to try this🙂

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  16. I love your recipes! I would never have thought of Jerusalem artichoke pasta! They are so plentiful, we used to grow lots of them and I will for sure grow some next year. This sounds delicious🙂

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