July 23, 2010

Artichoke recipes: You gots 'em? I wants 'em.


I'm tired of staring longingly at these beauts in the produce section, blushing and then running away quickly because I have NO idea what to do with them.

I mean...this thing is gorgeous, green and pointy, but...it doesn't look edible, people. I've had artichoke hearts, of course, and I hear tell you can do...something...with the leaves, but for the life of me I couldn't tell you what.

And I certainly, in all my kitchen-challenged glory, have never tried to do anything with them myself. Not even the old standby spinach-artichoke dip.

Now is the time. I'm facing my fears. This weekend? I'm trying to make something with artichokes. And I want to make one of your recipes.

The rules:
  • It has to include artichokes (duh), either fresh whole ones or canned hearts (the latter is probably cheating, but...baby steps)
  • It can't include celery (Why would an artichoke recipe include celery? I don't know. But if there are any, I shan't be making them. Celery tastes like crying)
  • It can't be too complicated (due to aforementioned kitchen-challenged-ness; this includes any recipes that require me to strain anything through a cheesecloth and/or use a candy thermometer)

Got a recipe? Lay it on me. I'll post pictures of the results (and any limbs lost in the process) next week.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

5 backtalk:

Anonymous said...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/guy-fieri/artichoke-and-sun-dried-tomato-stuffed-chicken-breast-recipe/index.html

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/halibut-in-artichoke-and-tomato-broth-recipe/index.html

Running Chatter said...

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Stuffed-Artichokes-2

My mom used to make these and got rave reviews. I'm not sure if this was the exact recipe, but similar.

Something I like to do with artichoke hearts. . .
1 can hearts, drained
1-2 tomatoes, chopped in large pieces
1 can black olives, drained
low fat Italian dressing

Combine above, let marinate for 1 hour or so.

Simple and YUMMY!

Mickey D. said...

I have no recipes to share but I laughed pretty hard at the sentence that says, "Celery tastes like crying".

HAHA!

Enjoy your culinary adventure!

Iris Took said...

Green and pointy made me chuckle. have fun!

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

(Artichokes intimidate me so much.)

(I salute you.)

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