Artichokes ala Polita

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20110306_img_2144_1A Lenten favourite as artichokes are in season during this period. The “ala Polita” refers to the dish’s origins…Constantinople.

Artichokes a la Polita

(serves 4)

12 fresh artichokes, trimmed & cleaned

2 medium onions, sliced

4 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into thirds

3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 in. segments

1/4 cup olive oil

1 Tbsp. of tomato paste


1 cup of frozen (thawed) or fresh peas

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup of chopped fresh dill

  1. In a large pot, add your olive oil and bring up to a medium-high heat. Add your onions, potatoes and carrots and cover, reduce to medium and  simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add the tomato paste, artichokes and enough water to cover your ingredients. Bring to a boil and season with salt and pepper. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for another 10 minutes (or until the artichokes are tender).
  3. Add your dill and peas and gently stir in. Take off the heat and allow the peas to cook through for a few minutes before serving.
  4. Serve hot with some good crusty bread and a wedge of lemon for those who like it tart.


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Peter Minakis

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