b'Braised Sausages with ArtichokesSalsiccie br asate con I carciofiChefs Tipis dish was made 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided with sweet sausage, 2 pounds sweet Italian sausage, cut in 2-inch pieces6 cloves garlic, thickly sliced but for a twist try 14 teaspoon red pepper flakes it with spicy Italian Salt and pepper to taste8 artichoke hearts, cut into 12-inch dice or 2 frozen packages of artichoke hearts sausage. It will really 2 tablespoons drained capers8 sun-dried tomato halves packed in oil, cut into thick slices give the dish a kick!1 cup white wine2 cups Chicken Stock112 cups Tomato Sauce14 teaspoon chopped parsleyPrepare a bowl of acidulated water (with fresh lemon juice added).Trim the stem end of the artichokes. Peel off the outer dark green leaves until you reach the soft paler yellow leaves. With a paring knife, trim to smooth the rough edges around the outside of the artichoke (where the leaves were removed). Quarter lengthwise (through the stem). You will see heart, choke, and purple topped leaves. Cut off the leaves. Using a grapefruit spoon or paring knife, follow the line where the hairy choke meets the heart and remove the hairy choke. Cut each heart into 12-inch pieces and place immediately into acidulated water (roughly 2 cups of pieces). If you cannot find fresh, frozen artichoke hearts may be used.In a large deep saut pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and saut until well browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.Add remaining olive oil, heat for 1 minute, and then add garlic, red pepper flakes, drained artichoke hearts, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes. Saut until browned andthe artichokes begin to soften, about 6 to 8 minutes.Add white wine, scraping up all the little brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes.Add Chicken Stock and Tomato Sauce. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Add parsley and cooked sausage. Stir 1 to 2 minutes. Lower heat and simmer, about 20 to 25 minutes.Serve with polenta or mashed potatoes.59 tredici'