Sunday, April 06, 2014

3254. RAVIOLI with APPLES, BACON and SPINACH

serves four


16 ounces fresh or frozen cheese ravioli 
6 slices bacon 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 
1 crisp red apple (Braeburn or Gala), quartered and thinly sliced 
1 bunch fresh spinach, thick stems discarded 
Kosher salt and pepper 
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 
 
Cook the ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel–lined plate; break into pieces when cool. Wipe out the skillet; heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the apple; cook, tossing, for 1 minute. Add the spinach, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook, tossing, until beginning to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in the lemon juice and bacon. Serve over the ravioli.
 
 
bacon recipe source: Woman's Day Kitchen, 300 W 57th Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10019