What’s cooking today in the kitchen?
After yesterday’s post, it inspired me to prepare another pasta dish but I was trying to be slightly more adventurous. So I thought of Cannelloni. I never prepared the dish before and weird enough, I never tasted one. It’s not something that I would order in a restaurant.
So I prepared a Ricotta Spinach Cannelloni for dinner.
I was just finger crossing the entire time while preparing it cause I wasn’t sure what to expect.
What consistency am I looking for?
How well should the pasta be cooked?
I ain’t sure!
But logically speaking, the pasta should be pretty al dente as it will cook down further in the oven or else it would be way too mushy. Right? And I was right on that front!
As for the Ricotta’s filling, I guess the consistency shouldn’t be too watery or thin. The only problem was I kinda added slightly too much salt. LOL! But trust me, it still taste good. If I’ve cut down on the salt, it would be a perfect meal.
So I was trying to pipe the filling to each of the pasta. Was pretty therapeutic. I can do this for hours. The red sauce was just a simple tomato sauce. Nothing fancy.
As for the filling, it consists of ricotta cheese, egg, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, chopped basil (loads of it), chopped spinach and salt and pepper to taste. I would definitely go easy on the salt. I learnt my mistake and I would actually add more pepper.
Once all line up nicely.. if you noticed, the back row doesn’t have any filling! LOL! Another problem but it wasn’t a big issue.
Now, just drizzles more cheeses on top (mozzarella) but I added the leftover parmesan as well. Not gonna waste it. And back it in the oven till all the cheeses melted.
There are a few things that I really love; cheese (to be more specific, melted cheese), chocolate, butter and coffee….. Can never go wrong with these….