Stuffed pasta has always ranked high on my list of favourites, and since going gluten free, I actually haven’t had any. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten excited after hearing a restaurant can make any of their pasta dishes gluten free. But alas, the gluten free version of their original dish is always a rice pasta penne. While I am grateful for the g-free option, there is always some disappointment when the restaurant’s original dish is a ravioli or tortellini.
The lineup for this booth at the Gluten Free Expo was long, but the samples were worth the wait. I ended up forking money over for two bags of frozen ravioli and one bag of frozen perogies.
Thus far, I’ve only cooked the ricotta-spinach ravioli at home (there is a four-cheese version waiting in my freezer to be prepared next). I followed the bag’s instructions (bring water to a boil and immerse ravioli for approximately 9 minutes), and when they were done I was happy to find they did not break easily as other gfree pastas do. At one point I had the boil on too high, which caused a couple of the raviolis’ filling to ooze out a bit, so I lowered the temperature.
Just as it was at the expo, the dish was delectable at home. Delectable and filling. I thought I would be hungry after splitting the small bag with my husband, but the raviolis are quite large and a full meal can be made from four pieces.
In researching the company further, my heart sank as I found only retailers in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba carry my new frozen finds. I am left wondering how long till this Canadian company cater to the rest of our country. Till then, I might have to hold off on cooking those last two bags I have sitting in the freezer.