Since I was a child and I was roaming around the restaurant kitchen, this is one of my favorite recipes.
This is a very tasty dish and for me it also is full of good memories, hence why I'm really glad to post it here for you all.
Ingredients for 6 people :
- 6 Artichokes
- 80gr. of Tuscan Rolled Pancetta
- 8 Leaves of Calamint
- 4 Sloves of Garlic
- 4 Spoons of Fresh Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 Onion
- 4 Spoons of Extravirgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Clean the artichokes: first, take one artichoke at a time and cut the stem off leaving up about 10cm from the flower head then remove any of the hard leaves around the stem that are not edible and then remove the pointed tops using a sharp knife.
Once you've cleaned them it's time for the stuffing.
Use the pancetta, the garlic, the leaves of calamint, salt and pepper and ground them all finely.
Help yourself with a proper tool (I use a wooden spoon) and open the heart of the artichokes to be able to fill them with the stuffing you did before.
Take the stuffed artichokes and cut their stems then put them all (with the cut stems) into a pan and add tomato, olive oil and then put water in the pan until it's fully covered with it.
Let it all cook on low fire until all the water is gone, then serve it!