Food & Drink

Sweet Potato Ravioli from Chef Brandon Boudet

An Alternative to Leftover Turkey Sandwiches

dominick's sweet potato ravioli!

Yesterday, we worked our fingers to the bone. Now that’s all that’s left of the turkey.

Chef Brandon Boudet (Dominick’s, Little Dom’s, and The 101 Coffee Shop) suggested we use our picked-over bird to make a hot bowl of turkey broda (or broth) with sweet potato ravioli and braised greens. Let’s give him a hand.

Sweet Potato Ravioli with Turkey Broda and Braised Greens
Serves six


For the turkey broda
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 turkey carcass (and any leftover pieces)
2 carrots, med. dice
2 celery stalks, med. dice
1 med. onion, med. dice
4 garlic cloves, smashed
6 sprigs Italian parsley, chopped, stems removed
1 tsp. tomato paste
2 c. leafy greens (raw or cooked spinach, kale, escarole, mustard or turnip greens), roughly chopped
2 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper

1. Preheat a large stockpot with olive oil. Add carcass (and leftover pieces), vegetables, garlic, parsley, and tomato paste. Saute for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

2. Add a little water and scrape any bits from bottom.

3. Fill pot with cold water, covering carcass, and bring to a boil, then simmer for 4 hours.

4. Remove carcass and keep remaining ingredients in pot. Add leafy greens to pot and simmer 10 minutes.

5. Whisk in butter; season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the sweet potato ravioli
4 lb. cooked sweet potatoes, skins removed (leftover sweet potato will work)
¼ c. mascarpone cheese
40 2-inch squares of fresh-cut pasta or fresh wonton wrappers
2 eggs, beaten (for the egg wash)
Salt and pepper

1. Place sweet potatoes in food processor with mascarpone; puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper if needed.

2. Lay pasta squares on flat surface and place 1 tbsp. of puree in center of each.

3. Brush corners of squares with egg wash. Place another pasta square directly on top; seal edges with fingers.

4. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Place ravioli in boiling water for 1 minute (in batches, if necessary).

5. Remove ravioli from water and place into finished simmering turkey broda for 1 minute.

To serve
1. Divide ravioli and broda among individual bowls.

2. Sprinkle each with 1 tsp. of Parmesan cheese.

Dominick’s, 8715 Beverly Boulevard, between Robertson and San Vicente Boulevards (310-652-2335 or dominicksrestaurant.com); Little Dom’s, 2128 Hillhurst Avenue, at Avocado Street (323-661-0055 or littledoms.com); The 101 Coffee Shop, 6145 Franklin Avenue, at Vista del Mar Avenue (323-467-1175 or the101coffeeshop.com).

Photo: Courtesy of Dominick’s

The 101 Coffee Shop
6145 Franklin Ave
@ Vista del Mar Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
2128 Hillhurst Ave
@ Avocado St
Los Angeles, CA 90027
8715 Beverly Blvd
bt Robertson & San Vicente Blvds
Los Angeles, CA 90048