Roman Artichokes

Photographs by Angie Norwood Browne

This is my son Garrett’s favorite way to eat artichokes.

6 artichokes with long stems, trimmed, halved, chokes removed and held in lemon water.

3 cloves garlic sliced

1 lemon sliced thinly

1 bunch mint chopped

1 t. hot red chili flakes

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup water

Sea salt

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Juice of  half lemon

1/2 cup red wine vingar

2T. Orange zest

Cut artichokes in half and scoop choke out with grapefruit spoon.  Hold in lemon water while prepping the other artichokes. Place a mint leaf inside and tie back together the 2 halves with kitchen twine.

Place artichokes end side up in the smallest pot that holds them. Scatter the garlic, lemon slices and mint around them. Sprinkle red pepper fliakes over the top. Add olive oil, wine, and water.

Cover the pan and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.

Place onions in the lemon juice and red wine vingar let stand for 5 minutes. Strain out liquid then add zest and mint and sprinkle over artichokes.

Serve warm or at room temp with sea salt and olive oil sprinkled over them.

Food Styling by Theresa Gilliam. Recipe inspired in Molto Italiano by Mario Batali.


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. Linn Caine

    Angie, these look yummy! Can’t wait for the sound of coop building coming from across the alley!

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