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).
Then in a sauce pan with some garlic and extra virgin olive oil stirr them cut in small rectangular pieces.
Add some anchovies paste, or, better, some anchovies cut in small pieces.
Stirr to make the sauce a cream (you could even add a tiny bit of milk to melt all better).
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!
And thanks again for reading me …
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