Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beef Ravioli in Tomato Sauce and Crème Brûlée

It was a lazy afternoon and I didn't feel like cooking anything serious, I just bought a ready made beef ravioli and thought that it would be just enough to have a portion of that for lunch. Little did we know, we went way out of proportion.  Along with the 500g of the pasta, I made the sauce with four kinds of onions and a can of peeled tomato.

The detail ingredient goes:
1 red onion
1 yellow onion 
2 shallots
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of pelled tomato
Salt, Pepper
3 tbsp of Olive Oil 
And cheese as much as you like

Heat up the pan, add olive oil, add the onions until it is somehow transparent, then add the shallots, and last the garlic.  Keep it moving, and add the tomato, add salt pepper.  Boil the ravioli depends on the package direction.  And serve with cheese.  Depends on your country, you can add almost any sprinkled cheese.  I think in US you use cheddar cheese a lot, and here in France we use emmental more often.  The point is just to have a hint of cheese.  

For the healthiness sake, I serve these with a simple green salad: any kinds of lettuce and fresh tomato.  The sauce? honey, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.  The measurement is as free as your imagination. 

Well well, the lunch, unfortunately, don't stop there.  We decided to close the meal with something sweet --this is what I mean when I said goes out of proportion..

Thought that this pack of 4 ready-made crème brûlée would feed our desire

With Moulinex A 154.51 INOX toaster we made a real good crème brûlée.  I follow the direction from the packet step by step.  Firstly, take off the top foil, sprinkle them with a dash of sugar.  Secondly, heat up the broiler (for my case: the toaster) Thirdly, tilt the toaster over and place it on top of the crème brûlée container like this below:

wait for 20 minutes, and.. 

a beautiful crème brûlée with perfect crispy caramelized sugar on top has been born

Err, not too long anyway.. *burp* now let's take a nap!

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