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Pasta With Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

Pasta With Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

 

We’re celebrating fresh artichoke season here at Care2 Healthy Living. Check out this fantastic recipe for an artichoke-heavy pasta.

Pasta with Fresh Artichokes and Lemon

Ingredients:

  • Coarse salt
  • 3+ Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 Cups chopped onion
  • 3 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8-10 Fresh artichokes, trimmed to hearts, chokes removed, and sliced thinly
  • 1 Pound penne or rigatoni pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/3 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Freshly grated parmesan or Romano cheese

Instructions:
1. Boil a large pot of salted water. In a large skillet, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir in onions, artichokes, and a pinch or two of salt. Sauté over medium-low heat, stirring often, for about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add in a little more oil if the mixture gets too dry.
2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package’s direction. When the pasta is just al dente, reserve and set aside about 1 cup of the cooking water before straining.
3. Melt butter in pot. Add lemon juice to butter and stir for a few seconds before adding penne and vegetables. Stir well to combine, adding a tablespoon or two of reserved pasta water at a time to thicken the sauce. Immediately transfer to serving bowls, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Recipe Adapted From: Johanne Killeen via About.com

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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11:44AM PDT on May 11, 2013

I'm gonna try it :) thanks!

2:50AM PDT on May 8, 2013

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8:34AM PDT on May 6, 2013

Yummy! thanks 4 the recipe. Gonna try it!

4:18PM PDT on May 2, 2013

Thanks for the recipe! :)

10:51AM PDT on May 2, 2013

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10:49AM PDT on May 2, 2013

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1:43AM PDT on May 2, 2013

thanks

4:59PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Thank you :)

8:09AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:04AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Wanted to come back to say we had this with our dinner last night and it was delicious! We were at our daughter's for dinner and we all loved it. She found frozen artichoke hearts at Trader Joe's and added saute'd mushrooms.

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