Aginares A La Polita - Greek Artichoke Stew
Welcome to the October edition of Eat the World! This month we are spending the month enjoying the food of Greece. Greek food is always well received in our house, it tends to make wonderful use of good olive oil, fresh vegetables, and quite frequently lots of lemon juice. The lemon juice is one aspect we really enjoy, I love all things tart and vinegary, and lemon just makes it all that much brighter. To start with the iconic Greek Avgolemono is a wonderful example of bright lemon being the star of a dish. Two other delicious lemony Greek dishes are Lemon Potatoes and one of my favorites, Taverna Chicken. Another Greek dish I adore is Tsigareli, it was one of two recipes I was considering when prepping for this event. In the end I made them both and knew I had to share.
I just have to say there is an easier way to make this, I just didn't plan far enough in advance. Most decent Mediterranean or Middle Eastern Markets carry cleaned, frozen, artichoke hearts. No precooking, no leaves to clean off, none of that. Just artichoke hearts, or bottoms as they are usually referred to, that can be tossed directly in the pot. However I am a few hours from the nearest market and so I used delicious whole, fresh, artichokes. This wasn't the worst thing in the end, I did get to eat my hearts content of the leaves and I had all the liquid from cooking them in. I used that liquid with some chicken bouillon to make the broth of my stew adding just a little but more of the artichoke flavor to the stew.
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