A super simple dish today. Most of the tastiest pasta dishes have few ingredients, and this one is no exception. Good olive oil, garlic, fresh cooked artichokes and Burrata cheese are all that’s needed for the sauce. For the pasta I used my favourite dried pasta, Maccheroni al Ferreto, which I know is not always easy to get hold of. Any of the more substantial pastas will work, tagliatelle, penne, orecchiette or pappardelle.
tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
3 globe artichokes
1/2 a Burrata cheese – roughly cut up
salt and freshly ground black pepper
50 grams dried pasta
Bring plenty of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Let cook at a fast simmer.
Prepare the artichokes by removing the tough outer leaves, then the top tough part of the flower and the stem. Cut into fine wedges.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and throw in the artichokes. Fry them over a moderate heat turning them as they cook.
After five minutes of cooking add the garlic. Continue frying until the artichokes are cooked.
If your pasta isn’t yet cooked turn off the heat under the artichokes and cover them.
Once the pasta is cooked drain it saving a little of the cooking liquid. Add to the artichokes and stir well to mix. Reheat the artichokes if necessary and add a little of the pasta cooking liquor.
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then add the cheese. Stir once to mix and serve.