Chicken Liver Stuffing (Ripieno di Figatini di Pollo)
This stuffing is suitable for ravioli, tortelli, and tortelloni. The accompanying sauce can vary from butter and sage to a very light tomato sauce. Remember: the sauce must always enhance the taste of the stuffing, not overpower it.
4 ounces spinach
2 ounces butter
4 ounces chicken livers
1/2 ounce black truffles, chopped
1 scallion (green onion), chopped
1 large egg
- Wash spinach thoroughly, put it in a pot without water and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
- Cut chicken livers into very small pieces and sauté in 1 tablespoon of butter with truffles and scallions for about a minute. After it has cooled, pass through a food mill with the spinach, and then add the egg, the rest of the butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- The stuffing is now ready, and suitable for ravioli, tortelli, and tortelloni.
Makes about 1 cup stuffing.
Tip: Spinach may also be cooked in water, as long as it is well strained. This method allows greens to maintain their natural bright color. Spinach cooked without water will color the stuffing grayish-green.
Recipe courtesy of The Italian Trade Commission.