The ingredients for these delightful appetizers can easily be halved if you’re serving a smaller crowd.
1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
16 round gyoza skins (pot sticker wrappers)
8 unbroken egg yolks
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
Grated lemon rind (optional)
1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Roll each gyoza skin to 4 inches in diameter; set aside 8 wrappers.
3. Divide ricotta mixture into 8 portions (about 1 tablespoon each). Place 1 portion in the center of each of 8 skins. Make a well about 1 1/2 inches wide (about the diameter of a large egg yolk) in the center of each portion using the back of a tablespoon. Place 1 yolk (without breaking) in each well. Brush the edge of each gyoza skin with egg white. Cover each with 1 reserved gyoza skin, pressing edges firmly between your thumb and forefinger to seal ravioli tightly.
4. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil; carefully drop each ravioli into water. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until dough is cooked and yolk is cooked but still runny. Remove each ravioli with a slotted spoon to a small plate. Sprinkle with chives and additional lemon rind, if desired. Serve immediately.
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 ravioli)
Calories 121 Fat 6.4 g (Satfat 2.2 g; Monofat 3g; Polyfat 0.9g) Protein 6g; Carbohydrate 8g; Fiber 0.0g; Cholesterol 191mg; Iron 1mg; Sodium 198mg; Calcium 78mg; Sugars 1g