Herb tortellini with garlic butter

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

Herb tortellini stuffed with cheese and tossed with vegetables in garlic butter.

Cooking Time : : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : : 20 mins.

Makes 35 to 40 tortellinis.

For the herb tortellini
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon chilli flakes
4 tablespoons olive oil or oil
salt to taste
1 tablespoon oil to cook pasta
1 teaspoon salt to cook the pasta
For the filling
1 cup cheese, grated
Other ingredients
1 cup finely chopped vegetables (capsicum, carrots, celery etc.)
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
4 tablespoons butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste
For the herb tortellini
1. Sieve the flour and salt together.
2. Add the oregano, thyme, parsley, chilli flalkes and olive oil and knead to a firm dough adding a little cold water if necessary.
3. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to rest for about 15 minutes.
4. Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll out each portion as thinly as you can without breaking the sheet.
5. Using a 50 mm. (2″) diameter cookie cutter, cut into circles.
6. Place 1/4 teaspoon of the cheese in little heaps in the centre of each circle.
7. Brush the sides of the circle with a little cold water and join them together by pressing the edges firmly.
8. Cook the tortellini for 3 to 4 minutes in a large pan of boiling water to which 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of oil has been added.
9. Drain and transfer the herb tortellini into a bowl of cold water. Drain again and keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, add the garlic and saute for a few seconds.
2. Add the vegetables, salt and pepper and saute.
3. Add the cooked herb tortellini and toss gently.
4. Serve immediately.

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