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Braised Artichokes with Tomatoes and Mint

Braised Artichokes with Tomatoes and Mint

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Pick artichokes with tightly packed, squeaky-firm green leaves and a fresh-looking cut on the stem end.


  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, preferably Italian San Marzano, drained
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
  • 12 salt-packed anchovy fillets, rinsed, patted dry
  • 1 cup (lightly packed) mint leaves

Recipe Preparation

  • Place tomatoes in a large Dutch oven or other heavy pot, crushing with your hands; add wine, red pepper flakes, 2 tsp. salt, ½ cup oil, and 2 cups water; set aside.

  • Pulse anchovies and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add mint and pulse until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, stream in remaining ½ cup oil; process until a coarse paste forms. Set pesto aside.

  • Remove several layers of dark-green outer leaves from artichokes (keep going until you get to the tender light-green leaves). Using a serrated knife, cut off top 1" of artichokes and trim stem ends. Rub cut ends with lemon halves to prevent browning. Working with 1 artichoke at a time, use a paring knife or vegetable peeler to remove tough outer green layer from base and stem to reveal pale-green underneath; rub all over with lemon. Halve through stem and rub cut sides with more lemon. Use a spoon to scoop out choke, then pull out spiky inner leaves; rub insides with lemon. Rub reserved pesto all over artichoke halves and place artichokes in a single layer inside reserved pot, submerging in tomato mixture.

  • Bring to a simmer over medium-low and cook, turning artichokes occasionally, until hearts are fork-tender, 55–65 minutes. Transfer artichokes to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Increase heat to medium, bring sauce to a boil, and cook until slightly thickened, 10–15 minutes. Taste and season with more salt if needed. Spoon over artichokes.

Recipe by Rita Sodi and Jody Williams,

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 370 Fat (g) 28 Saturated Fat (g) 4 Cholesterol (mg) 5 Carbohydrates (g) 19 Dietary Fiber (g) 9 Total Sugars (g) 4 Protein (g) 6 Sodium (mg) 970Reviews Section

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