Braised Artichoke Hearts with Mint (Carciofi alla Romana)
This classic Roman contorno, or side dish, calls for mint, a popular herb in Roman kitchens. We featured this recipe, along with ones for other delicious contorni, in “Eternal City,” Anya von Bremzen’s ode to Rome.
Enlarge Image Credit: Todd Coleman6 large trimmed artichoke hearts with stems
2 cups white wine
1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tbsp. minced mint leaves
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper,
1. Place artichokes in a 3-qt. saucepan along with wine, oil, parsley, mint, lemon juice, garlic, and 2 cups water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer artichokes, turning occasionally, until tender, 15–20 minutes.
2. To serve, transfer artichokes stem side up to a platter and drizzle with some of the cooking liquid.