Arugula, Strawberry, & Chèvre Salad
w/ Balsamic Reduction & Lemon Butter

(feat. our Strawberry & Chèvre w/ Lemon, Thyme, & Black Pepper ravioli)

It's summer, the sun is out, strawberries are here, and we have made the tastiest Strawberry & Chèvre w/ Lemon, Thyme, & Black Pepper ravioli.  Stop by our farm and grab a pack or find one at a local farmers market or store near you!

Valicenti Pasta Farm's Strawberry & Chèvre w/ Lemon, Black Pepper, & Thyme Ravioli

Lemon Butter

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbls room temp butter
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine (we used a Dry Resiling)
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbls Shallots minced
  • 12 Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tbls Heavy Cream (or 2 pats of butter)

Arugula Salad

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz Baby Arugula, washed and spun dry
  • 6 - 8 oz Fresh Strawberries, washed, sliced or quartered
  • 3 - 4 oz Sliced almonds, lightly toasted (optional)
  • 4 oz Chèvre, fresh or crumbled (optional, but better if you do)
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Lemon Butter: Method

In a thick bottom sauce pot bring dry white wine, seasoned rice vinegar, lemon juice, minced shallots, whole peppercorns, and thyme springs to a simmer.

Reduce by 3/4 or more.

Remove from heat and stir in room temp (softened) butter - make sure you stir and don't let it separate.

Strain sauce and drizzle over plated ravioli.

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Balsamic Reduction: Method

In a thick bottom sauce pot, add Balsamic Vinegar and reduce by 3/4.

Add heavy cream and summer 1 - 2 minutes (or remove reduction from heat and stir in butter).

Set aside and keep at room temperature.

You'll want this room temp before your pour it over the arugula salad.

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Salad Prep

In a large bowl, toss baby arugula and cut strawberries with a little salt and pepper.

Drizzle room temp balsamic reduction over the salad.

Place ravioli over salad and top with lemon butter.

Add fresh or crumbled chèvre and/or toasted almonds and enjoy!