Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Food Adventures in Italy
Mary Ann's newest book contains over 150 recipes, 60 gorgeous food photos, and many scenic pictures of Italy taken by Mary Ann on her travels through the years.
36 baby artichokes trimmed
4 quarts water
4 lemons, cut in half
1 cup white wine
4 cloves garlic smashed
1 onion sliced
1 bunch mint
1/2 cup Filippo Berio olive oil
In an 8 -quart pot, add all ingredients.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes until you can pierce artichokes with a knife.
6 cups olive oil
4 cups corn flour, seasoned with salt & pepper
4 cups all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt & pepper
2 cups milk
18 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on
36 poached Baby Artichokes (Frozen can be substituted)
Preheat olive oil in pot to 360° F.
Pour milk in a bowl and each of the flours on separate plates. Dip shrimp in milk, then dredge in corn flour. Dredge the artichokes in the all-purpose flour.
Place shrimp and artichokes in pot in small batches. Do not crowd the pot, as that will cause the temperature of the oil to drop. Fry until golden, approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels.
Season with salt and pepper and serve with Mint, Caper, & Lemon Sauce .
1/2 cup mint leaves
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed well
3 lemons, juiced
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
Combine all ingredients except oil and lightly smash in a mortar and pestle.
Then slowly whisk in olive oil.