• 2 packages frozen artichoke hearts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly milled pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley leaves
Fettuccine con Carciofi

The very delicate flavor of artichoke hearts combined with fresh pasta makes a light but delicious Northern Italian dish. Enjoy this tasty Italian recipe with friends, family and your favorite bottle of Italian wine!

Preparation:

1 – Rinse frozen artichokes under warm water and separate. Cut each artichoke heart into 1/2-inch wedges and place in a strainer to drain.

2 – In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, then add 1 tbsp butter. Saute garlic, stirring constantly, until very lightly golden; remove garlic and discard. Add scallions and cook, stirring constantly, until barely tender, for about 1 minute. Add artichoke wedges and continue cooking for 3 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, 1 tsp salt and pepper and mix well; cook an additional minute. Stir in heavy cream, turn heat down to low, and cook until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3 – Cook pasta in 6 quarts boiling water with 1 tbsp salt until al dente. Drain in a colander, transfer to a bowl containing 1 tbsp softened butter and toss quickly. Mix pasta with 3/4 of the sauce and Parmigiano cheese; toss well. Spoon remaining sauce on top and garnish with minced parsley. Serve with additional freshly grated Parmigiano cheese.

Serves 4 to 6