Artichokes a la Polita
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
- 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 andÂ simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- 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).
- 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.
- Serve hot with some good crusty bread and a wedge of lemon for those who like it tart.
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