Saturday, April 28, 2012

Grilled Chicken-Mozzarella & Grilled Veggie Ravioli in Fireworks Sauce

Today we ran a bunch of errands and of course, made our Costco run too.  I bought another huge tray of big beautiful strawberries there.  They really have some of the most beautiful that I've seen.  Youngest son came for dinner tonight so I decided to make him a spectacular meal.  I made a really delicious ravioli dish by combining 2 different flavors of Pasta Prima ravioli.  I combined 1 package of their Grilled Chicken Mozzarella ravioli with 1 package of their Grilled Garden Vegetable Ravioli.  Their ravioli are some of the best I've had -- they are really packed full of good stuff...not scarcely filled like many other brands can be.  The Grilled Chicken Mozzarella ravioli is stuffed with chicken and mozzarella cheese.  This is the first time I've tried the Grilled Garden Vegetable ravioli and they were really good.  They are chocked full of grilled zucchini, eggplant, red bell pepper, basil, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. 

To complement the ravioli dish, I had hubby grill 3 zucchinis and 3 yellow squash that I brushed with olive oil that I seasoned with Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper.  I sliced them and set them aside.  I diced a red bell pepper and an orange bell pepper and sauteed them in olive oil until they were tender and then added about 1 cup of halved fresh Cherubs (little red oblong cherry tomatoes) to the peppers and sauteed just until they were heated through.  In another pan I added a jar of Del Grosso's "Uncle Fred's Fireworks Sauce" which is a spicy and very flavorful sauce, and heated until heated through.  I then added about 1/3 cup of half-n-half to the sauce which slightly blunts some of the spice and gives the sauce a nice creamy finish and smoothness.  I mixed the sauce with the cooked red and orange bell peppers and tomatoes.  I arranged the 2 kinds of ravioli over a small pool of sauce on a plate.  I then spooned the sliced grilled zucchini and yellow squash on top of the ravioli and topped with more sauce and fresh sliced basil.  It was absolutely delicious!  We enjoyed crusty hot multigrain baguette bread with our meal.  It honestly tasted better than any meal I've ever had at even the nicest of Italian restaurants.  The grilled fresh veggies and spicy delicate sauce really complemented the mixture of these two flavors of ravioli.  Everything went well together.  I snapped a few pics for you to see below.  It was as beautiful as it was delicious.  I will definitely recreate this one again!

This was awesome sauce...really good!
A few of the veggies that went into this dish
Zucchini and yellow squash are ready to come off the grill
Grilled Garden Vegetable Ravioli
Grilled Chicken & Mozzarella Ravioli
Here's an "aerial view"  :-)
Topped with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

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