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Goat Cheese Beet Ravioli with Tarragon Orange Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection™ Tarragon Leaves, divided
  • 6 ounces goat cheese (chévre)
  • 1/2 cup chopped shelled pistachios, divided

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour

Serves:

This mock ravioli features a pistachio and tarragon-flecked goat cheese filling layered between roasted beet slices. A lightly sweetened tarragon orange sauce and more pistachios finish the dish.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 283 Calories, Fat 15g, Protein 10g, Carbohydrates 27g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 278mg, Fiber 4g.

Preparation

  1. Remove greens and bottom roots from beets. Wrap beets in foil. Bake in preheated 425€F oven 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender when pierced with small knife. Cool until able to handle. Peel beets.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan on low heat. Add flour, whisking until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of the orange juice until smooth. Whisking constantly, bring to boil on medium heat. Remove from heat. Pour into small bowl. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup orange juice. Stir in sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of the tarragon. Stir occasionally until sauce is completely cooled.
  3. Mix goat cheese, 1/4 cup of the pistachios and remaining 1 teaspoon tarragon in small bowl until well blended.
  4. Cut beets into thin slices (no more than 1/8-inch thick). Using cookie cutters, cut beet slices into decorative shapes, if desired. Spoon 1/2 to 1 teaspoon filling onto half of the beet slices. Cover each with a second beet slice to create ‘raviolis’. To serve, spoon about 3 tablespoons Tarragon-Orange Sauce onto each serving plate. Arrange 3 to 4 ‘raviolis’ in the sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pistachios.