Thistles in “bagna cauda” sauce

Thistles …

Well, if you love artichokes, you should love thistle for sure. They are close in terms of that pleasant bitterness …

So first you have to clean them to remove the leaves and the side thorns (remove then all the side line on both sides).

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Then in a sauce pan with some garlic and extra virgin olive oil stirr them cut in small rectangular pieces.

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Add some anchovies paste, or, better, some anchovies cut in small pieces.

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Stirr to make the sauce a cream (you could even add a tiny bit of milk to melt all better).

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Try to let the sauce evaporate a bit, not to be too liquid!

And then simply enjoy!

These are old pictures, but it’s a recipe I’ve already done pretty many times. And you see the result is always the same lovely dish!

Thistles are very tasty, and because I do love artichoes, I love them too!

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And thanks again for reading me …

See you soon




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