Shiitake Mushroom Tortellini with Soy Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 0.5 cup heavy cream
  • 0.67 cup milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 0.5 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 42 square wonton wrappers (1 pack should be enough)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 0.5 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper flake
  • 0.33 cup minced scallion
  • 6 Ounce fresh shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium high heat, add a few good lugs of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and season with salt. Sauté the mushrooms until tender and caramelized. This could take a while, so don’t rush the process! Once the mushrooms are caramelized, you might have some sticky bits at the bottom of the pan. Deglaze with a bit of water.
  2. Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a mixing bowl and add the scallion, crushed red pepper flake, Parmesan, ricotta cheese, egg, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To assemble, use a bit of water to dampen the edges of each wonton wrapper, and add a teaspoon of filling to the middle. Fold in half diagonally so you get a triangle. Make sure there aren’t any air bubbles in the middle, and that the edges are tightly sealed. Bring the two farthest corners of the triangle together to make a pseudo “tortellini” shape. Continue assembling until you’ve run out of filling.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil for the tortellini. In a skillet over medium heat, add a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Add the panko and stir constantly until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. Add a couple tablespoons more oil to the skillet and add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and cream, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes and add the soy sauces. Season with pepper.
  6. By now, the water for the ravioli should be boiling. Cook the ravioli in the boiling water for 20 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer the ravioli to the sauce and simmer for another 60-90 seconds.
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with your panko pangrittata and more scallions.

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