Carciofo di Procida

Carciofo di Procida, or the artichoke of Procida, is a unique and delicious vegetable that is grown in the Campania region of Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns and communes of Procida, Ischia, and Capri, which are all located in the Bay of Naples. This region is known for its fertile soil and favorable climate, which provides the perfect conditions for growing these flavorful artichokes.

The Carciofo di Procida has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which ensures its authenticity and quality. According to the specifications, these artichokes must be harvested when they are still young and tender, with a compact and closed head. They have a vibrant green color and a delicate, slightly sweet flavor.

One popular recipe that showcases the Carciofo di Procida is Carciofi alla Romana, or Roman-style artichokes. In this dish, the artichokes are cleaned and trimmed, then stuffed with a mixture of garlic, parsley, and breadcrumbs. They are then braised in a flavorful broth until tender. Another delicious recipe is Carciofi Ripieni, or stuffed artichokes. In this preparation, the artichokes are hollowed out and filled with a mixture of breadcrumbs, cheese, herbs, and spices, then baked until golden and crispy.

Sources:
– “Carciofo di Procida” – www.prodottitipici.com
– “Carciofo di Procida” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it