Stuffed Artichokes Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time1 Hr 10 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Globe artichokes4
 Salt To Taste
 Lemon1⁄2
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Dry white wine1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Onion1 , finely minced
 Carrots2 , quartered
For stuffing:
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Finely chopped mushrooms1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 White bread crumbs1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped fresh parsley2 Tablespoon
 Dried mixed herbs2 Teaspoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), minced
 Lemon1 , rind grated finely
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 365 Calories from Fat 164

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g28.6%

Saturated Fat 11.3 g56.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 46.4 mg

Sodium 369.4 mg15.4%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.4%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 7 g15%

Vitamin A 125.9% Vitamin C 84.4%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 18.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Boil a large pan of salted water.
2) To prepare the artichokes, use a sharp knife to cut off the stems first and then slice off the top third of each artichoke. Throw away the trimmings and rub the cut surfaces with the lemon in order to prevent discoloration.
3) With the help of scissors, trim the sharp tips from the leaves, if any, and rub with lemon. Open the leaves to expose the central prickly -€˜choke-€™ that is surrounded by purple leaves. Pull out the purple leaves and scoop out the hairy chokes with the help of a teaspoon. Discard.
4) Preheat oven to temperature of 350 degrees.

MAKING
5) To the now boiling water, add the lemon juice and add the prepared artichokes. Cook for about 20 minutes, till an outer leaf of an artichoke can be pulled out easily.
6) To prepare the stuffing, in a saucepan, melt the butter and add the mushrooms. Cook gently for about 5 minutes till soft and lightly colored.
7) Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and add all the remaining stuffing ingredients. Stir well and season to taste.
8) Drain the cooked artichokes and then stand them upside down in a colander in order to extract all the water.
9) Stand the artichokes upright and then spoon the prepared stuffing into the centers.
10) Place the stuffed artichokes in a heatproof dish and then put a pat of butter on each.
11) Around the artichokes, pour the wine and add the onion and carrots. Season lightly to taste and use foil to cover the dish.
12) Cook in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

SERVING
13) Serve the preparation while it is still piping hot, fresh out of the oven. Makes a good appetizer.
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