Pasta with Artichokes
Ingredients: Serves 4
One bag of frozen artichoke hearts thawed and rinsed, dried under cool water
3 cloves of garlic diced (fresh)
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup of artichoke liquid. You may use vegetable broth, if you do not have this.
1/2 cup of fresh cream
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon of fresh pepper
1/2 cup of white wine (Pinot Grigio)
1/3 cup of Parmigiano Reggiano
1/3 cup of starchy cooking water
3/4 pound of your favorite pasta (I used bow ties)
One large pasta pot
2 tablespoons salt for your pasta water
Place your pasta water on to boil. In the meantime, heat your oil and garlic. When its fragrant, add your artichokes. Cook by simply heating and turning over. It doesn't matter if they break down a little. Let them take on a shiny, golden color. Add your pasta to the boiling water and bring back to a boil by placing your lid on the pan. Remove the lid when it comes to a rolling boil again and continue to cook. You will notice your pan will become somewhat dry, add your wine. Continue to cook adding salt and pepper until all your liquid is just about evaporated from the pan. Add your cream and heat. As soon as it comes almost to a boil again, turn your heat off. Set aside to cool.