Artichoke and pancetta fettuccine

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ Lemon
6 mediums Artichokes; (about 3 pounds total), outer leaves discarded and fibrous base trimmed, but leave stem intact
3 ounces Sliced pancetta
1 large Garlic clove
2 tablespoons Salt
1 tablespoon Olive oil
2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
¼ cup Dry white wine
1 pounds Fresh fettucine
½ cup Freshly grated parmesan
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh flat leafed parsley leaves
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice

Fill a 4 quart saucepan three fourths full with water and bring to a boil with lemon. Quarter 1 artichoke lengthwise through stem and with a stainless steel paring knife cut out choke. Trim any spiky purple tipped leaves. Halve quarters lengthwise and place in a bowl of lemon water.

Prepare remaining artichokes in same manner. Simmer artichokes in boiling water 5 minutes, or until almost tender, and drain in a colander.

Artichokes may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead, cooled completely, and chilled, rolled in damp paper towels in a sealable plastic bag.

Chop pancetta and mince garlic. Fill a 6 quart kettle three fourths full with water and bring to a boil with salt for fettuccine.

In a 12-inch deep heavy skillet cook pancetta in oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp and with a slotted spoon transfer to a bowl. Discard fat from skillet. In skillet heat butter over moderate heat until foam subsides and cook artichokes, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add wine and simmer, stirring and scraping up brown bits, 1 minute.

Cook fettuccine in boiling water until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking liquid and drain pasta in colander. Add reserved pasta cooking liquid to artichoke mixture and bring to a boil. Add pasta, pancetta, Parmesan, parsley, and lemon juice, tossing to combine well.

Yield: 6 first course servings

Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL9081 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Angele and Jon Freeman" <jfreeman@...> on Apr 4, 1998

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