PASTA WITH ARTICHOKES AND FAVA BEANS

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INGREDIENTS FOR 4 PEOPLE

  • 320 g Pasta (possibly short one like penne, fusilli etc.)
  • 6 Small artichokes
  • 350 g Fava beans
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Small onions
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Orange
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

PREPARATION TIME
35 minutes

COOKING TIME
30 minutes

 

Wash the artichokes and take off stem, thorns and the external leaves which are too hard to be used.  Cut them in half and put them in water added with some lemon juice so that they don’t become dark. Also, peel the fava beans.

Cut the onions into thin slices, peel and chop the garlic clove; put 5 spoons of olive oil in a pan and add onion and garlic when the oil is hot enough.
Once they get a bit brown, drain and add the artichokes and fava beans. Cook for 5 minutes at medium heat, put some orange juice while cooking and let it evaporate.

Add salt and pepper according to your choice and keep cooking at lower heat for 5 more minutes

Boil the water for pasta, add salt and put the fusilli, penne or any other shape of short-pasta (no spaghetti or any other kind of long one).

Drain the pasta and then add it to the sauce, stir-fry for one minute and add a couple of spoons of the water used to cook pasta.

Add olive oil, salt, pepper and serve.

Suggested match: “Sangiovese Colli Pesaresi” red wine

 

 

 

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