Saturday, January 2, 2010

Stuffed Artichoke

Stuffed Artichoke

4 large artichokes
4 Tbs Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 lemons

1/Cut the stems off and the bottom ring of leaves.
2.Cut off the points ends of the leaves. Remove any leaves that are purple rather than green.
3.Wash the artichokes.
4.Mix cheese, garlic, bread crumbs, and 2 Tbs of olive oil.
5.Gently spread the artichoke leaves a little, so you can fill each layer with the bread crumb mixture. Work from the bottom-up.
6.Place the artichokes in a pot with about 1-2 inches of water.
7.Drizzle remaining olive oil and the juice of the lemons over the tops of the artichokes.
8.Cover and steam 45 minutes. Check occasionally that the water has not completely evaporated.
9.The artichokes are done when a leaf can be easily pulled off.

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