spring vegetable braise with pasta
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cuisine: vegan
serves: 2
  • 2 globe artichokes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs vegan butter
  • 1 cup stock
  • 16 snow or sugar snap peas
  • 16 spears of asparagus
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley
  • 20 thyme leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt
  1. Prepare the artichokes and cut the hearts into quarters.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the artichoke pieces until lightly browned.
  3. Add the stock to the pan, bring to a simmer, lower the heat and cover.
  4. Cook for a few minutes until the artichoke pieces are just tender.
  5. Add the other vegetables, cover and cook for a minute or two.
  6. The stock should reduce down to a slightly thicker syrup. If it hasn't, remove the vegetables, reduce over high heat and return the vegetables to the pan.
  7. Stir in the herbs, butter and lemon juice.
  8. Season with salt to taste.
  9. Serve over pasta.
There are a number of good videos that show how to prep artichokes.
Here is on from the BBC http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/technique/how-prepare-globe-artichokes
Recipe by quinces and kale at http://quincesandkale.net/recipes/spring-vegetable-braise-with-pasta/