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An easy ten minute pasta dish.


  • Penne

  • 100 g dried Penne per person

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 200 g pancetta roughly chopped

  • sea salt

  • freshly Ground black Pepper to taste

  • 2 Cloves Garlic finely sliced

  • 0.5 teaspoon Chilli Flake

  • 4 cooked globe Artichokes roughly chopped

  • 4 Stalks Thyme

  • 1 juiced Lemon

  • parmigiano reggiano

  • 2 tablespoons continental parsley chopped


  • To prepare globe artichokes:

  • 1.

    Have a pot of cold lemon water on hand.

  • 2.

    Cut off the stems.

  • 3.

    Peel the hearts right back, removing the choke and cut the hearts in half.

  • 4.

    Peel the outer layer of the stems off.

  • 5.

    Rub all surfaces with lemon juice directly so they don't discolour.

  • 6.

    Put all pieces of artichoke in the pot and bring to the boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer and cook until just soft, about 20 minutes.

  • Penne:

  • 1.

    Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to the boil.

  • 2.

    Cook the pasta for about 8 minutes or until al dente.

  • 3.

    Meanwhile, heat a large fry pan and add a litttle extra virgin olive oil.

  • 4.

    Add the pancetta and salt and fry 2 minutes.

  • 5.

    Add the garlic and chilli flakes and reduce the heat a little.

  • 6.

    Add the artichokes, pepper and thyme and toss through.

  • 7.

    When the pasta is cooked, drain it well and add to the sauce with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • 8.

    Finish with lemon juice, freshly grated parmesan and parsley.

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Posted by Rachel1326Report
I like to keep it simple but delicious with Artichokes. I will definitely give this recipe a try, thanks!
Posted by Sylvia44Report
Thank you, I love watching a cook do a dish, at least now I know what to do.
Great recipe.