Wednesday 13 March 2013

Posted by Judie on Wednesday 13 March 2013
A traditional Maltese dish to which many variations exist, one of which is to stuff the artichokes with rice. This recipe however is the way my mother does it :)  

Serves 2
  • 4 artichokes
  • 6 baby potatoes
  • 2 large slices of crusty bread, preferably a day stale
  • 1/2 cup black olives, chopped roughly
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 large tin tuna in oil
  • 2 green garlic shoots, chopped
  • seasoning to taste

Tear the bread down into little pieces, whilst removing the crust. Put into a bowl along with the olives, anchovies, capers, tuna (with its oil) and green garlic. Season and mix well. 

Clean the artichokes and open them from the middle so that there is a wide enough space to put in the filling. Divide the bread mixture between the artichokes. 

Place the artichokes standing upwards in a deep pan or pot. Halve the baby potatoes and put in the space between the artichokes. Fill the pan with water until the potatoes are just covered. Simmer covered for about 3/4 hour or 1 hour.

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