Artichokes, Roman-Style (Carciofi alla Romana)

  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 artichokes, halved and trimmed of coarse outer leaves, choke removed, held in acidulated water*
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, mint, garlic, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. In the cavity of each artichoke half, where the choke was, place 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture. Arrange all of the artichokes in a deep pan in which they fit snugly. Add the wine, boiling water, the remaining 3/4 cup of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer on the stove for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Add a few drops of lemon juice or neutral vinegar to water.

Contributed By Published June 2012

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