Tuesday, November 25, 2008

An Old Friend

The other day my daughter asked for pasta with artichokes. I'd forgotten about a dish I used to make many years ago - kind of a sweet and savory sauce. I thought about it a while and it gradually came back to me (I think). Sorry the measurements are vague. It is really quick and easy, and tastes pretty good, too!

Pasta with Artichokes

olive oil
1 red onion, sliced
2 or 3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 can artichokes, sliced
handful of sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
half a handful currents or raisins
dried basil, Frank's Red Hot Sauce, s & p to taste

Saute onion in oil until soft. Add remaining ingredients and cook 10-15 minutes. Serve over ziti. In the old days we topped it with grated Romano, and the contrast was yummy. If anyone knows a good vegan version, let me know.

The tomatoes are topped with bread crumbs mixed with Italian spices and olive oil, and broiled until browned.

Thanks to River of Wing it Vegan for giving me a butterfly award! Check out her blog- it's fabulous (especially all those Halloween posts!)


theliberalvegan said...

That looks amazing. I've always liked artichokes and sundried tomatoes together.

River said...

What a yummy pasta dish! Thanks for the recipe! And thanks for the shoutout! :)

Ricki said...

Sounds wonderful--I think the slight sweetness of the raisins/currants would be spectacular with the other ingredients in this!

Susan said...

This looks really delicious and kid-friendly. I will definitely need to try it soon.

You could try Parma! vegan parmesan, or I know there is another vegan parm sub, but I can't remember the brand, to replace the romano cheese.

Bird * said...

i love this! i make a dish very similar.....