Araka me aginares
(Peas with artichokes)

Question. What is Araka me aginares?
Answer. Araka is peas. Peas are traditionnally cooked as a vegetarian dish or cooked along with chicken or beef. Araka goes very well with artichokes.

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Recipe instructions

      • Begin by removing some of the artichoke leaves.
      • Stop removing artichoke leaves when the leaves are tender.
      • Cut and discard one third of the head of the artichoke, as shown.
      • Cut off the outer portion of the stem and peel all the outer fibrous portion of the stem.
      • Cut the artichoke in half and discard the thorny inner choke.
      • Immediately plunge the cleaned artichoke into the salt/lemon mixture to prevent discoloration.
      • Next, we will prepare the ingredients.
      • Coarsely chop the onions.
      • Sauté the onions for about 10 minutes or until translucent.
      • Add the salt, tomato paste and tomato sauce.
      • Season with pepper.
      • Add some sugar.
      • After 15 minutes of sauteing, add the peas, herbs and shallots.
      • Add water or chicken stock.
      • Add the artichokes
      • Cover, and quickly bring to a boil. Once boiling, immediately lower the heat to medium/low.
      • Bring to a light boil, lower the heat to medium/low and continue simmering for about two to three hours or until only the oil is left in the pot.

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