Prawn, Crab and Mascarpone Tortellini with Parmesan Cream Sauce

    1 hour 45 min

    This homemade pasta recipe requires a bit of effort, but is a true show-stopper! Use a pasta roller if you have one.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Pasta
    • 160g plain flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Filling
    • 100g cooked and peeled prawns
    • 100g crab meat
    • 250g mascarpone cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • Sauce
    • 100g butter
    • 500ml single cream
    • grated Parmesan cheese to taste
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • paprika (to garnish)

    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Mix flour, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper together. Make a well and break in eggs. Mix flour into eggs slowly to form dough. Knead for 10 minutes. Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes.
    2. Filling: Put all ingredients in a blender and whizz to a smooth paste.
    3. Roll out pasta and cut into 3cm circles. Put a little of the filling mix in the centre of each pasta circle. Brush edges with water then fold in half. Make sure no air is in semi circle of pasta, seal edges.
    4. Roll semi circle of pasta round your little finger till two ends meet, squeeze to join together.
    5. Sauce: Melt the butter in a pan. Add the cream and heat gently (do not boil). Add the Parmesan and stir until melted. Season with salt and black pepper. Keep warm while the pasta cooks.
    6. Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 5 minutes.
    7. Put pasta in a bowl, cover with sauce and sprinkle with paprika.

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