Penne Pasta With Fresh Artichokes Recipe

Penne Pasta With Fresh Artichokes Recipe

Fresh artichokes in season are wonderful when prepared as simply as possible.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.
  2. Step 2

    Combine 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, with the onions, garlic, artichoke hearts, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a large straight-sided skillet . Cover and sauté over moderate heat, stirring often, until the artichokes are tender, about 15 minutes. Taste and add more salt if necessary. If the mixture seems dry, add up to 3 more tablespoons olive oil .
  3. Step 3

    Generously salt the pasta water and drop in the penne. Cook, stirring often until the penne is tender. Drain, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water, and transfer the penne to the sauté pan with the vegetables.
  4. Step 4

    Add the butter and lemon juice, and toss to combine. If the mixture seems dry, add the cooking water, a few tablespoons at a time, until you have a nice, moist consistency. Serve right away sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.