Carciofo capuanella

The Carciofo Capuanella, also known as the Capuanella artichoke, is a unique and delicious variety of artichoke that is native to the Campania region in Italy. It is primarily found in the towns and communes of Capua, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, and Caserta. This particular artichoke is highly prized for its tender and flavorful leaves, as well as its vibrant purple color.

One popular recipe that showcases the Carciofo Capuanella is Carciofi alla Capuanella, which is a simple yet flavorful dish. The artichokes are first cleaned and trimmed, then boiled until tender. They are then sautéed in olive oil with garlic, parsley, and a pinch of red pepper flakes. The dish is finished off with a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt. The result is a delicious and aromatic artichoke dish that perfectly highlights the unique flavors of the Carciofo Capuanella.

Another Traditional Recipess that features the Carciofo Capuanella is Carciofi Ripieni, or stuffed artichokes. In this recipe, the artichokes are hollowed out and filled with a mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, grated cheese, and olive oil. They are then baked until golden and crispy. The combination of the tender artichoke leaves and the flavorful stuffing creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress.

The Carciofo Capuanella has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which is a prestigious designation given to traditional Italian food products that are produced using traditional methods and have a strong connection to their specific geographical area. The specifications for the Carciofo Capuanella include its distinctive purple color, tender leaves, and unique flavor profile. This recognition ensures that the Carciofo Capuanella is protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Sources:
– “Carciofo Capuanella” – www.agraria.org
– “Carciofo Capuanella” – www.prodottitipici.campania.it