2.22.2010

artichoke tomato penne

This was a cinch to make. Really easy and light. Of course, we had to use artichokes to meet our "A" requirement for the Go See Do project (see here) and this turned out pretty good.

12 ounces oil marinated artichoke hearts
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 16 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
kosher salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
12 ounces cooked penne pasta
Parmesan-Reggiano cheese (to taste)

Drain the artichokes, reserving the oil and halve them lengthwise.

Heat 3 Tablespoons of the artichoke oil in a medium saute pan. Add the onions and garlic and saute over medium low heat. Saute for 10 minutes and stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and season with salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes.

Add the reserved artichoke hearts with the remaining oil marinade and stir while simmering for another 10 minutes. Stir in the cooked penne until well combined. Adjust the seasonings as needed and sprinkle with chopped parsley and grated cheese.

5 comments:

Brianna said...

mmmm... I think I have to try this. My husband loves artichokes... and I love to please him, and I think this will be so fun to make for him... thank you so much for sharing!!

Chief Momma said...

I just so happen to have all of these ingredients. I've been reading your regular blog for awhile, but have never seen your cooking blog. Love it! (by the way, we don't know each other, I just came across your blog one day)

You'll have to check out my sister's cooking blog....she does anthro giveaways :)

thecooknextdoor.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

What does it mean to "oil marinate?"

elizabeth said...

Elizabeth - they are artichokes marinated in oil not in water.

Parker & Stephanie Smith said...

I tried it. It was delicious!