Nonna’s Artichokes with Spaghetti

Nonna’s Artichokes with Spaghetti

Prep Time: 30 mins/ Cook Time: 15 mins/ Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 4-6 cleaned, trimmed artichokes (stem included-optional)
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 pinch of peperoncino powder
  • a handful of parsley finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup California COOC-certified extra virgin olive oil for frying
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb cooked “al dente” spaghetti + small amount of pasta water to use when combining artichokes and pasta together
Instructions
  1. Remove all leaves of the artichoke until to arrive to the heart.
  2. Use a teaspoon to remove the fibrous ‘choke’ buried in the center. Discard that part.
  3. Blanch your cleaned artichokes in some boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat up some olive oil in a pan on medium heat and once it’s heated add your artichokes. Fry on both sides for a few minutes ensuring they do not burn.
  5. Add your garlic and peperoncino and give everything a good toss and stir.
  6. Add the spaghetti, a little bit of pasta water (couple of tablespoons) and combine everything together – keep on heat for another minute or two to let the water absorb.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Plate the spaghetti with the artichokes and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  9. Finish with a generous swirl of extra virgin olive oil

Recipe adapted from Souvlaki For The Soul /Photo credit: souvlakiforthesoul.com

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