Sardinian artichoke soup
Sardinian artichoke soup is a typical soup from Sardinia. Appetising and tasty, it’s made with some of the island’s typical ingredients, such as Sardinian spined artichokes, Sardinian pecorino and fregola.
Simple but full of taste, Sardinian artichoke soup is perfect for those cold winter evenings.
If you love soups and want to try preparing this one, find out how by reading the following recipe:
Start your preparation of Sardinian artichoke soup by cleaning the artichokes: discard any hard external leaves, remove the tips to get rid of the spines, then cut them in half and carefully remove the internal ‘beard’. Slice the artichokes and put them in acidulated water with lemon juice so that they don’t blacken.
Chop the celery and onion and brown them in a saucepan with a little oil and a whole garlic clove. When the vegetables have browned slightly, add the drained artichokes and let them cook for around 3 minutes, stirring to prevent them burning. Wash and chop the parsley and add it to the artichokes to give some extra flavour. Pour 3 or 4 ladles of vegetable stock into the saucepan, turn down the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
Now add the fregola and the remaining vegetable stock and let the artichoke soup cook for another 10 minutes. Midway through cooking, check that there is enough salt in the soup; if necessary, add more.
When the cooking time is over, turn off the heat and season your Sardinian artichoke soup with pepper, grated pecorino cheese and some extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately.
• Sardinian spined artichoke 5
• Sardinian fregola 250 g
• Onion 1/2
• Celery 1 stick
• Vegetable stock 1,5 l
• Garlic 1 clove
• Lemon 1
• Fattorie Girau pecorino as required
• Extra virgin olive oil as required
• Saltas required
• Pepperas required