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mama_marmotte ([personal profile] mama_marmotte) wrote2008-07-30 10:37 pm

Calling all gastronomes...

Ok folks what can I do with ricotta cheese? I'm after something that is reasonably healthy and low cal? My reason for asking is that I heard Gordon Ramsey say it was low in fat and so I put it on my shopping list. However I put it in a baked potato and it tastes, well sweet, which was not good. Any ideas how to flavour it up a bit in a savoury way? All suggestions welcome.

[identity profile] misswyoming.livejournal.com 2008-07-30 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Slice a carrot and courgette into ribbons. Chop onion and garlic finely. Cook veg in a little oil for 5 mins with the lid on. Boil some tagliatelle. Mix together and add big dollop of ricotta cheese and om nom nom.

[identity profile] picklesofhstory.livejournal.com 2008-07-30 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Mmm. I'm horrible. I love ricotta cheese flavored with basil, oregano, and olives then warmed and spread on a nice, crusty baguette. That and any kind of pasta filled with ricotta and spinach. Yum.

On the healthy side, you can stuff a chicken breast with ricotta and spinach and that's just as good as the carb-loaded pasta. I don't know the recipe for the variation on this dish that I had, but here's one that sounds yummy. Sesame-Coated Chicken Stuffed with Ricotta and Spinach (http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1041865&package_id=1119931).

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[identity profile] jehannamama.livejournal.com 2008-07-30 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Chopped chives, or garlic, or artichoke, or chopped sun dried tomatoes and onions...

or finely chopped veggies like peppers, onions, celery, and carrots, with a bit of onion, savory and parsley, salt and pepper, then use it as a dip?
Or dill and garlic with some worchestershire sauce and a few drops of tobasco.
Or chopped jalapenos.
You could even mix it with ranch dressing mix, although I'm not sure how healthy that would be.

[identity profile] mariz.livejournal.com 2008-08-02 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
one of the diet guys, either south beach or the zone, suggest using it for dessert by adding choc chips to it, or sugar subsitute and/or coffee, I think. I think it's good with a dab of Kaluha.

[identity profile] inquisitiveravn.livejournal.com 2008-08-29 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm, ricotta is a major component of cannoli filling (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/SICILIAN-CANNOLI-232015), so that actually makes sense.

[identity profile] belle-marmotte.livejournal.com 2008-08-29 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for that, it's nice to have some idea for dessert recipes!