Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pork Piccata With Giovanni Rana Butternut Squash Ravioli Plus A New Link

The other day while on the way home from work I called my wonderful wife and asked if she needed any help with planning dinner.  She said she was open to ideas and I suggested that she pull some of the frozen pork we had in the freezer and serve them in a piccata sauce. She was immediately thrilled with this prospect and set to work.

When I got home, I found out she took the idea and ran magnificently with it!  She took some pork loin chops, sliced them up and made a piccata sauce to go with them.  This was a great start but where she made it into a home run was by serving it with some Giovanni Rana Butternut Squash Ravioli that we got at Costco.  

But then, as impressive as this was, she dressed it with some raw peppers and some lemons slices which made the dish even tastier and it also made for a beautiful presentation.

The butternut squash ravioli had a slightly sweet flavor and a gentle texture that complimented the piccata sauce well. Adding the peppers gave some more bright flavors that went well with the dish and added another layer of texture to it. Plus, as I said already, it made for a simply beautiful presentation.

This dish was a success in every way: fast, delicious, some real nutritional value and lovely to look at.  My wife and I were both overjoyed with the results.  This is definitely one of the best dishes we have had in the last year.

The only negative is that when I went back last Saturday to buy more of the butternut squash ravioli, they didn't have it any more! 

Hopefully, Costco will carry it again soon.  And when I do see it again, I will buy a bunch to freeze.

Given how wonderful their Butternut Squash Ravioli is, I added Giovanni Rana to my links section.

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