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Artichoke & Potato Ragout

September 23, 2009

~ Mary ~


The first time I heard of  Union Square Cafe was when I purchased their first cookbook back in the ealy 90’s.  Every recipe I’ve cooked from it has been a delight!  When John took me to New York for the first time in 2001 we went to the actual restaurant with his sister Martha and had a spectacular time – it was truly an enchanted evening.








Artichoke & Potato Ragout

adapted from The Union Square Cafe Cookbook


Clean, cut and store in cold lemon water until ready to use:

     12 Baby Artichokes or 4 Large ones

canned wouldn’t make a huge difference here and would save a lot of time – just add them towards the end with the olives.

 Peel and quarter (1/4″ diced)

     1# Yukon Gold Potatoes

In a saucepan combine:



     1 tbsp Minced Garlic

     1/2 tsp Coriander seeds crushed

     1/2 tsp Peppercorns Crushed

     1/2 Cup White Wine

     1 1/2 Cups Water

     1/3 Cup Olive Oil

     1/2 tsp kosher Salt

Bring to boil, lower flame then simmer covered until potatoes are cooked.



     1/2 Cup pitted black Nicoise Olives

     3/4 Cup Oven Dried/Roasted Tomatoes

I got both the olives and the tomatoes from Whole Foods olive Bar

     1 tsp Mint – dry or 2 Tbsp Fresh

     2 tsp Basil dry or 2 tbsp Fresh

     Handful Fresh Chopped Parsley

Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes to reduce the broth.  Serve hot or at room temp.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009 9:03 am

    i have been remiss lately and not told you how much i love your blog and recipes, i may be too busy to comment, but never to busy to peek in and smile at all your great stuff!

    your fancy cakes have been haunting me a lot lately too… you have forced me into the kitchen this week even… it was 107 degrees yesterday, can you beleive i made chocolate cake even?! your fault…

    i love arties, this look fabs too~

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 23, 2009 10:25 am

      Sister – You show your “love” every day when I see clicks to my site from yours.
      I don’t say thank you often enough either – but do know I check in pretty much every day at your gorgeous photo scapes!

      Chocolate cake ….mmmmmmMMMMMm
      But not for me in that heat – OUCH!
      Great hearing from you!
      ~ Mary

  2. September 24, 2009 7:27 am

    This looks fantastic!!!Thanks for saying canned could work)..It jumped off the page at FG:)

  3. September 24, 2009 11:56 am

    I just found out that I am getting artichokes in my CSA box this week and this looks like the perfect way to highlight them. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. September 24, 2009 4:48 pm

    Gah, this looks great. I may have to try this while there’s still mint and basil in the garden.
    Thanks for the tip on that cookbook, too.

  5. September 26, 2009 1:11 pm

    That looks really good! Great use of artichokes!

  6. September 28, 2009 8:12 pm

    I agree with Kevin- when I think of artichokes, they automatically come to mind either served whole or in a cheesy, spinachy dip. This looks like a refreshing alternative. So colorful, too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. September 28, 2009 9:59 pm

    This looks delicious and the pics are great–

  8. September 28, 2009 10:18 pm

    Looks wonderful. I love artichokes. You use such great ingredients!

  9. September 29, 2009 6:45 am

    Wow that looks incredible!

  10. September 29, 2009 8:36 am

    That sounds delicious, I love artichokes in rustic salads like these.

  11. September 29, 2009 9:04 am

    This is a really interesting recipe – it would make a great side dish!

  12. cinnamonquill permalink
    September 29, 2009 4:12 pm

    So, this will probably be our dinner! One of the most creative recipes I’ve seen lately…Sounds perfect! Might even wrap it in a pastry crust of some sort…Hm…

  13. September 29, 2009 5:59 pm

    very creative recipe, I love all of the herb and spices you used in this dish

  14. September 30, 2009 3:02 am

    both me and my husband are huge fans of artichoke! this kinda dish is so ours!

  15. September 30, 2009 4:49 am

    Congrats on Top 9

  16. September 30, 2009 8:24 am

    That looks amazing. I love everything about this dish (it has everything I love)!

  17. September 30, 2009 11:38 am

    amazing taste.i loved to cook with olive oil and otg!

  18. September 30, 2009 3:13 pm

    I wish I could have someone teach me how to clean an artichoke. I tried it once. Failure. Again, stellar photos

  19. September 30, 2009 4:33 pm

    Nice shot that makes me want to reach out and eat this…moist colorful. Will have to try and make it. Great Job!


    • foododelmundo permalink*
      September 30, 2009 5:06 pm

      WOW – that’s a HUGE compliment coming from you! Thank YOU!

  20. March 31, 2010 12:47 pm

    Just tried this for lunch, it was absolutely divine. Thanks for posting 😀

    • foododelmundo permalink
      March 31, 2010 1:21 pm

      and thank YOU for coming back and letting me know!

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