In the beautiful Rome, many remains of the Roman Empire can be found, such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon. This era has also left its traces in the Italian kitchen and we are so glad they did! One of the most delicious Roman dishes is ‘Carciofi alla giudia’, artichokes prepared like the ancient Jews used to. It is definitely recommended to give this lovely dish a try!
Ingredients for 4 persons:
10 Leaves mint (fresh)
2 Cloves of garlic
10 tbsp Olive Oil Every Day
Cut the stems of the artichokes until 4 cm under the flower bulb, cut off the outer tough leaves and remove the inner fluff. Pour some water and lemon juice into a bowl and let the artichokes marinate. This mixture makes sure the vegetables don’t lose their color. Chop de cloves of garlic and fresh mint, put them in a bowl and add 1 tsp of Olive Oil Every Day. Scoop this mixture over the artichokes.
Put a big pan on the fire and heat the 9 other tbsp of Olive Oil Every Day. Fry the artichokes in the pan with a little salt and pepper for 1 minute. Add a glass of water and completely close the pan with a lid. Let the artichokes cook slowly on a low fire. When the fluid in the pan has gone, bake the artichokes shortly without a lid. Serve on a nice looking dish with the fresh mint. Voila!