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Port Wine Glazed Ravioli with Oxtail

This recipe takes some time to put together, but it is well worth it. This is not the kind of meal you will want to make as a weeknight dish for the family, but something more suitable for a dinner party or special occasion. Rather than using pasta we are using wonton wrappers. You can find those in the grocery store near the tofu.

Wonton wrappers are a nice alternative to fresh pasta when making homemade ravioli because not only is the dough thin and light, but when it cooks you will have a gorgeous translucence and a nice silky texture. Feel free to use sheets of pasta though if you want to make this the authentic way. The ravioli filling is oxtail and vegetables, which are flavored with tomato, garlic and herbs, and while your ravioli are simmering, you can prepare the glaze, which is a mixture of chicken stock, butter, port wine, and even a little foie gras if you really want to make this an indulgent meal.

Served as a main dish this will serve 12 people, but if you want to feed 24 as an appetizer you can serve half-portions of it. Alternatively just halve the recipe if you have a smaller gathering. This might seem like a daunting recipe if you are not used to preparing such dishes, but gather your ingredients, take your time, and the results will really delight you and impress whoever you make it for. Continue reading

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