Marinated Artichoke Hearts | Carciofi Alla Romana

Artichokes are a constant reminder of our trips to Italy. The best we have ever had was from a small shop in Venice that we stumbled upon and never found again. I have made these marinated artichoke hearts in the Roman style, but used tinned hearts. The reason for this is we do not get small fresh artichokes here often enough.

Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
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I wrote about how we have a ready to go toiletry bag. Despite it being packed, I always check the day before we travel that it has everything in it that I need.  When I went to Johannesburg in February it was a good thing that I double checked as I had left my toothbrush on charge. That trip proved to be the most difficult packing experience I have had in a while. I used the large suitcase for our clothes and some other stuff that needed to get up there. This included stock from my stores that customers required, as well as some wine that my dad had ordered. When I put everything into the case it was overweight. And when I got it to the allowed weight it was too empty. I had also packed the smaller suitcase with paperwork and some stock for Dave to bring up.

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I called Dave at work and asked him to bring the suitcase home. When he got home I took everything out of the small suitcase and set it one side while I emptied the big suitcase. These things were then packed into the small suitcase and weighed again just to make sure. With everything nice and secure and no risk of the wine breaking I could finally lock the case. Then everything from the small case was put into the big one and I could finally go downstairs for supper. On the nights that I pack, Dave cooks. I find this a fairly good trade-off as I am a better packer than he is. We had a very simple supper of anti pasti nibbles, including these marinated artichoke hearts.
Marinated Artichoke Hearts

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Marinated Artichoke Hearts
 
Easy to make and will keep well in the fridge
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Ingredients
  • 60mls olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5g basil, finely chopped
  • 10g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 5g mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 60mls dry white wine
  • 1 390g tin artichoke hearts, drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
Method
  1. Place the olive oil and garlic into a large frying pan and heat gently
  2. Add the basil, parsley, mint and wine and increase the temperature
  3. Bring to a boil and then reduce the temperature and leave to simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Pour into a bowl and add the artichokes
  5. Season to taste and leave to cool
  6. Store in a sterilized glass jar in the fridge, and use as needed

 

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  1. I’ve just come upon a new brand of frozen artichoke hearts…. even though expensive they are wonderful as there is no other flavour than artichoke. I admit to never having prepared one from scratch – and here at the right time of year they are in abundance. I must overcome my ‘fear’ of getting it wrong and simply give it a go.. as Julie Child said about making mistakes in your own kitchen, “whose to know!”☺️

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    1. For sure, who is to know! I don’t mind preparing them from scratch, but you need time on your hands 🙂

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  2. This recipe is so easy and fantastic.Can’t wait to try this at home.I will surprise my wife in the morning.LOL

    Many Thanks!!

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    1. Hope she enjoys it! Thanks for the visit Andrew 🙂

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  3. These sound delicious. I remember eating them a lot when we lived in Spain but not so much now in Australia, I’ll definitely be giving these a go!

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    1. Hope you enjoy them, and thanks for the visit Robyn 🙂

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  4. Sounds delicious! I love artichokes so much I even tried growing them. They say that with good winter protection sometimes they work where I live, but it was so sad uncovering them in spring to find nothing alive. So I’d be working with canned, just like you 🙂

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    1. I have also grown them, but left them to go to seed as they looked so pretty 🙂

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  5. I’ve eaten these but never marinated them myself before. Thanks Tandy! 😀

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    1. My pleasure 💕

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  6. They eat them a lot here in France.. Not my favourite food.. 😉

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    1. At least you get a good variety of choices in France.

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  7. We don’t get those small artichokes that you see in Italy either, Tandy. I usually buy imported cans of baby artichokes that I then marinate like you do.

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    1. I must look for cans of baby ones when we are in France 🙂

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  8. I absolutely love artichokes Tandy and they are on sale at the market now! Thanks for the recipe. Glad Dave cooks when you pack~ That’s awesome!

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    1. He is well trained haha 🙂

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  9. Tandy, premade marinated artichoke hearts are bloody expensive here, so your recipe will be a cost saver for us. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure. Do you get fresh artichokes?

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      1. We can get fresh artichokes that come from Spain when in season. Canned and frozen artichoke hearts are available in the market.

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        1. That’s fantastic. Enjoy!

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  10. I adore artichokes. I love reminiscing about time spent in Italy. Will be back there in October, and can’t wait!

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    1. Ooh, where are you going?

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