- 16oz. fresh spaghetti
- 12 artichokes hearts
- 8oz. cream
- 1 lemon
- 1 oz. pinenuts
- 1 oz. grated parmigiano
- 2oz. butter
- 2 oz. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/8 oz. flat leaf parsley
- 6 qt. pot
- large sauté pan
- chef knife
- large metal cooking spoon or large metal spatula
- pasta strainer or basket
- metal tongs or cooking spoon
- small bowl
- garlic press (optional)
- Finely mince parsley and place into small bowl.
- Mince garlic with chef’s knife or push through garlic press, add to parsley
- Zest 1 lemon using cheese grater or zester into bowl with parsley and garlic.
- Crush pine nuts by pressing on them with the blade of a chef’s knife or fine chop, add to bowl with lemon zest, garlic and parsley. mix.
- Juice the same lemon after you zest and remove seeds. Set lemon juice aside for sauce.
- “Fluff pasta” - loosen up noodles with fingers before cooking.
- Fill 6 qt. pot 2/3 of the way with water.
- Heat water over high heat, bring to a rolling boil.
- Add 2 T Kosher salt to boiling water. Water should be salty like the sea.
- Slice baby artichokes in half. Set aside.
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS (30 minutes)
- Once your artichokes have become golden brown (3-4 minutes) flip and sear second side (1-2 minutes). Add a pinch of salt
- Add cream to pan with seared artichokes and continue cooking over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Once the cream begins to simmer, reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 3-6 minutes stirring as the cream reduces. The cream will coat the back of a spoon when it’s reduced.
- Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and butter to cream and stir to make sure the cream and lemon juice is properly incorporated. Turn off heat.
- Add pasta to boiling water and give it a quick stir to prevent the noodles from sticking.
- Cook pasta 2-3 minutes or until desired al dente.
- Strain pasta and add noodles to the sauce.
- Toss or stir until all noodles are coated with sauce.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to pasta dish, and garnish with lemon, parsley, pine nut, garlic gremolata mixture.
- Enjoy your pasta!
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