Artichokes are widely consumed in the countries of the mediterranean and mostly produced in Italy, Egypt and Spain.

Removing all the thorns in order to get to the juicy heart might turn out to be a weary procedure, but cans can save the day when you get lazy…

 

Laziness Factor: 2

[where 0 is blinking and 4 is surviving a lightning strike]

Ingredients for 4-5 persons

– 500g mafaldine

– 1 onion

– 1 can (250-275g) artichokes hearts

– 1 coloured pepper

– 2 garlic cloves

– 250g milk cream

– 2 carrots, peeled and grated

 

 

1.

While starting to boil the pasta, peel and dice the onion.

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2.

Slice the pepper into bitable chunks.

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3.

Put the onion and the pepper into a pan with hot olive oil.

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4.

Add the two garlic cloves, crushed.

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5.

Drain the artichokes from their liquid, cut them in two and add them to the pan.

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6.

Just 3-4 minutes later, add the cream.

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7.

Let the mix over low heat for a couple of minutes. Then, just a minute before you add the pasta, toss in the grated carrots. If you don’t prefer them slightly crunchy, add them along with the cream.

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8.

Drain the pasta, add them to the pan and mix.

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9.

Serve with some grated hard cheese. Bon appetit!

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