Stuffed Ravioli with Sweet Wine Sauce

Sweet Wine Stuffed Ravioli

Hephaestus was among the twelve gods the ugliest and less fortunate one. He was the son of Zeus and Hera and lived in Olympus mountain along with his parents. As we all know Zeus was a notorious womanizer and that had as a result continuous fights with his wife Hera. In one of these fights when Hera found out that Zeus had made love to Alkmini and she gave birth to Hercules, she became so angry that confronted Zeus in a terrible fight. Hephaestus who was present in this fight took his mother side against Zeus. This made Zeus furious and kicked Hephaestus and threw him in the rocks of an island called Limnos. From this fall, Hephaestus got a very bad limp. Hephaestus was the god of metalworking and crafts. Sweet Wine Stuffed Ravioli

His worship was very popular in the island of Limnos and the myth says that his glorious palace was placed right on this island. His parents never treated him like the rest of their children and this is because of his weird appearance. His behavior towards them had many ups and downs and we see him many times as a loving caring son and at some other times angry and vindictive.

Hephaestus was the god who gave gods many of their fearless weapons. He gave Zeus his scepter, Demetra her scythe and Apollo and Artemis their arrows. He also gave presents to humans with the most famous the weapons of Achilles.

Sweet Wine Stuffed Ravioli

One myth says that in order to revenge his mother for the lack of love, he sent her a golden throne. When Hera sat on the throne magic restraints tied her up and she couldn’t move. She started crying and begging him to free her but in vain. Hephaestus left and went to his palace in Limnos. Dionysus went there gave him wine and drunk him and persuaded him to go to Olympus and free his mother. When Hephaestus arrived demanded from Zeus to make one wish true for letting Hera go. Zeus had no other choice than to agree and Hephaestus asked Aphrodite for wife. Zeus had no alternative and made his wish true. Thus, the goddess of beauty had to marry the ugliest of all gods. Truth is that she was completely unfaithful to him and Greek myths are full of her love stories with mortals and immortals.

As I made these raviolis with sweet wine from Limnos I remembered the myths of Hephaestus who was the less featured and presentable of all Greek gods. Limnos is a beautiful island with plenty of natural beauties and its sweet wine is very famous here in Greece. Nevertheless, if you cannot find it where you live a good sweet muscatel wine is the perfect substitute.

Sweet Wine Stuffed Ravioli


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Stuffed Ravioli with Sweet Wine Sauce
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 600 gr. / 21 oz. fresh ravioli stuffed with truffle mushroom
For the Sauce
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • ½ cup Marsala wine or any other sweet wine
  • 1 stick of fresh thyme
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ¼ cup parmigiano reggiano
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Sauce
  1. In a deep pan add the stock the sage and thyme and bring to boil.
  2. Boil for 3 minutes and then remove the two sticks.
  3. Add the evaporated milk, salt and pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to slow and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the Marsala wine and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add the parmesan and whisk until the cheese is dissolved completely.
  7. Boil pasta for about 3 to 5 minutes and then drain and throw it to the sauce pan.
  8. Cover the ravioli with the sauce and serve.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Ραβιόλια με Σάλτσα Γλυκού Κρασιού
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 600 γρ. φρέσκα ραβιόλια γεμιστά με μανιτάρια τρούφα
Για τη Σάλτσα
  • 2 φλ. ζωμό βοδινού
  • ½ φλ. Γλυκό κρασί Λήμνου ή κάποιο άλλο γλυκό όπως Σάμου ή Μοσχάτο
  • 1 κλωναράκι φρέσκο θυμάρι
  • 3 φύλλα φρέσκο φασκόμηλο
  • 1 φλ. γάλα εβαπορέ
  • ¼ φλ. Parmigiano Reggiano
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τη Σάλτσα
  1. Σε ένα βαθύ τηγάνι ρίξτε το ζωμό το φασκόμηλο και θυμάρι και βράστε.
  2. Βράστε για 3 λεπτά και στη συνέχεια αφαιρέστε τα δύο κλωνάρια.
  3. Προσθέστε το γάλα εβαπορέ, αλάτι και πιπέρι.
  4. Μειώστε τη φωτιά στο χαμηλό και αφήστε να σιγοβράσουν για περίπου 5 λεπτά.
  5. Προσθέστε το κρασί και αφήστε να σιγοβράσουν για άλλα 10 λεπτά.
  6. Προσθέστε την παρμεζάνα και ανακατέψτε μέχρι το τυρί να διαλυθεί εντελώς.
  7. Βράστε τα ζυμαρικά για περίπου 3 έως 5 λεπτά και στη συνέχεια στραγγίστε και ρίξτε τα μέσα στη σάλτσα.
  8. Καλύψτε τα ραβιόλια με τη σάλτσα και σερβίρετε.


19 Responses to Stuffed Ravioli with Sweet Wine Sauce

  1. Marion says:

    Εξαιρετικό πιάτο Κατερίνα μου
    Η σάλτσα πολύ ωραία και το κρασί Λήμνου πολύ καλή επιλογή.


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  3. Sissi says:

    It’s not the first time I read about a sweet wine sauce on your blog and as always I’m tempted to try it soon. It must go perfectly with this kind of ravioli. The photographs are so gorgeous!

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  5. mjskitchen says:

    Fun read! I was not familiar with Hephaestus and certainly didn’t know that he was married to Aphodrite. What a lovely pasta! Ravioli stuffed with anything is my favorite and I love it with a lite sauce sauce such as your sweet white wine sauce. I can only imagine how delicious this is.

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  7. Miz Helen says:

    Your Stuffed Ravioli with Sweeet Wine Sauce looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Liz says:

    What a lovely sauce! Perfect for your scrumptious ravioli!!!

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  11. I just bought a bottle of Marsala for another recipe I’m making over the weekend so your post is timely. I’ll have plenty of Marsala wine left for your recipe.

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  13. Juliana says:

    The sweet wine sauce sounds delicious Katerina…especially with mushroom raviolis…
    I hope you are having a nice week my dear :)

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  15. grace says:

    what wonderful comfort food! that sauce would make anything taste excellent, but it’s positively perfect over ravioli. :)

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  17. The sauce is really interesting — don’t think I’ve had this in a pasta dish before. Good recipe — thanks.

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  19. This looks absolutely mouth watering Katerina mou, and you would not believe that I literally just bought ravioli last night stuffed with Buffalo Ricotta & Truffles. How funny is this?

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  21. Pam says:

    Sorry, Katerina! :-)

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  23. Pam says:

    Sounds like Hephaestus got even with the treatment his parents gave him. And then he ended up with a beautiful woman who acted no differently than his father in regards to philandering. But he proved instrumental in crafting tools, etc to the gods and that must’ve gained respect for him.
    Great dish and story, Katrina! Bet it’s delicious with the Marsala! Take care

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  25. Ola says:

    Perfect ravioli!

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  27. Kate says:

    I’ve never thought of a wine sauce with pasta. It sounds really light!

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  29. Susan says:

    Beautiful raviolis and sauce, Katerina! I will have to see if the truffle mushroom raviolis are available here.

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  31. Mimi says:

    Great post! I’m excited to make this. I didn’t realize Marsala is considered a sweet wine!

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  33. gloria says:

    Look wonderful and delucious!

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  35. manu says:

    Oh they look so yummy!!!

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  37. Such a wonderful meal! I can’t wait to try that wine sauce.

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