Pasta with Sicilian stuffed artichokes, a guest post by Manu’s Menu.
Whenever I write a guest post, the only thing I have absolutely clear in my mind is that I want the recipe to be something that represents me and my blog.
So, I immediately knew it had to be an Italian dish. I had so many ideas in mind and I actually made 3 other recipes before the one I will be presenting today! In the end, I went back to my origins and decided to make a dish that is very dear to my heart, as it is one of my grandmother’s recipes. I hail from a Sicilian family and I was taught how to make this specific pasta by my nonna from Palermo.
Artichokes are my winter vegetable of choice. They are hearty, healthy and delicious. They can be a great and quick side or a more elegant and sophisticated main dish when stuffed and cooked in a tomato sauce to be served with pasta, like in this case.
Raisins and pine nuts in savory dishes are very common in Sicilian cuisine, so do not be surprised by the combination! This recipe is perfect both for a special occasion and a family meal: my kids love it, especially with extra Pecorino Romano cheese! In this dish, many different and somewhat contrasting flavors and textures come together to create a unique experience for the palate… which is quite hard to describe. I guess you will just have to make it and try it for yourself! 😉
If you love pasta you might also like my Pasta alla Caponata.