I like this recipe because it is slightly altered from the traditional artichoke recipe without the wine. I find it very interesting, so I ‘ m giving it to you. It is considered to be one of the traditional Greek recipes. I hope you will enjoy.
-750 ml cold water
-2 lemons cut into 4 pieces
-20 small artichokes or 8-10 big ones, only their core, peeled (frozen preferably)
-1 cup of peas, fresh or frozen (optional but add a nice touch)
-1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil(EVOO) Greek if you can find
– 8 spring onions, nicely chopped
-4 garlic cloves cut into chubby slices
-1 cup of fresh sliced dill
– fresh salt and black ground pepper
In medium heat, pour into a pan a little of the olive oil enough just to saute the onion for 3-4 mnutes, until it softens. Add the garlic and continue to saute but be careful not to burn it. Now, add the artichokes, the peas, the wine, the rest of the olive oil and enough water to cover them. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and boil for about 10-15 minutes until the artichokes become soft. Add 1/2 cup of the dill, 2 1/2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, salt and pepper and continue to boil for another 5 min. Taste a little and if needed, add more lemon juice. This dish is supposed to have a strong lemon flavor. Remove from heat and let aside. When you are ready to serve don’t forget to sprinkle with the rest of the fresh dill.