Penne ai carciofi

Penne with artichokes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Twelve

By Tessa Kiros

Published 2003

  • About

If you like, you can add about 50 g (1¾ oz) of chopped unsmoked pancetta (belly bacon) to the pan with the artichokes for a stronger flavour.

Ingredients

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 medium-sized globe artichokes
  • 3 tablespoons

Method

Prepare a bowl of cold water with the lemon juice. Trim the artichokes of their tough outer leaves. Those you leave are the ones you will eat, so make sure there are no tough leaves. Chop off a third of the top spear. Cut off the stem, leaving about 3 cm (1¼ in) and trim down towards the end into a pyramid point, trimming away the dark outer green stem. Cut them in half vertically and scrape ou