Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Arthichoke Hearts in Olive Oil

Arthichoke Hearts in Olive Oil

 I always feel that I am very lucky to live in Bodrum, Turkey as a foodie and restaurant owner, here we get fresh vegetables in all seasons and can get them directly from the farmers. This field I have been watching to grow since November, arthichokes are so picturesque. There are so many different recipes in our Aegean cuisine with arthichokes, I will try to share them in time. This one is very simple but very delicious.
 Ingredients ;
6 Archichoke Hearts
1/2 cup  of fresh green almonds, can be replaces by juice of 1/2 lemon
1 patatoe
2 small turnips
1 carrot
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup chopped dill
5 Green Onions
5 Fresh Garlic
1 cup olive oil
Salt, black pepper to taste
2 coffee spoons of sugar

 Instructions ;
Place arthichoke harts as on the picture insides to the bottom in the pan, peal the patatoes and carrots in small cubes, take the ends of the almonds off and place them all on top of the arthichokes. Than in a seperate   bowl put finely chopped fresh garlic, finely chopped fresh onions salt, black pepper and sugar together and squeeze them with your hands ( we call this action killing the onions here :)
 Put the olive oil and enough water to cover the ingredients in the pan. At first until it starts boiling put the pan on top of the stove at high heat, than reduce the heat when it is boiling and cook until the arhitchokes are very soft. This may take not less than 40 minutes depanding on how fresh the archicokes are.
Afiyet Olsun ! ( meaning bon apetite )

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