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Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Caramelized Prawn Tails with Balsamic Vinegar

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Artichokes and prawns are the main ingredients of this delicious first course, accompanied by homemade tagliatelle. A colorful dish that unites the delicate flavor of prawns, the strong taste of artichokes and the sweet and sour notes of the Balsamic Vinegar. A real explosion of perfumes and tastes! This recipe is a perfect idea for a springtime dinner.

Cooking time: 1 h

Ingredients for 4 portions


  •  200 g All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs


  • 20/25 Prawn Tails
  • 4 Fresh Artichokes
  • 5 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 200 ml  Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP Green Label
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Parsley
  • 1 Pinch of Salt
  • 10/10 Slices of Colonnata Lard


  1. Start with the pasta. Heap the flour on the work surface. Add the eggs. Use a fork to whisk the flour gradually into the eggs.
  2. Knead the dough with hands until it becomes elastic and homogeneous. Use a rolling pin or a dough sheeter to roll out the dough. Remember that good pasta requires love and commitment! Roll the pasta sheet into a tube and cut it into pieces (1cm each). Let your tagliatelle sit for some time.
  3. Wash the prawns, removing the shell and the black interiors. Use a toothpick, if you wish. Wash properly and place them on a piece of absorbent paper to dry.
  4. Mix the Balsamic Vinegar with 2 tbsp, of oil, garlic and parsley in a saucepan. Let the mixture reduce. It will take about 10 min.
  5. Turn off the heat. Remove the garlic and parsley. Add the prawn tails and caramelize them in the hot vinegar reduction.
  6. Clean the artichokes. Keep only the central parts. Cut them.
  7. Cook the artichoke slices in a pan with a bit of oil over medium heat. They will get ready in a few minutes.
  8. Wrap the prawn tails into the slices of Colonnata Lard. Place them in the pan together with the artichoke slices. Cook over high heat for several minutes.
  9. Boil abundant water in a pot. Add salt. Drop in your tagliatelle. Cook for a few minutes. Freshly made pasta needs few time to be ready.
  10. Drain the pasta and place it into the pan with the condiment. Cook for a minute over high heat. Serve it hot.

Buon Appetito!

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