Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rosie Makes Artichokes Again And Junior Eats His Greens.

Harris Teeter has had lovely artichokes lately so I'm doing the stuffed chokes again.
For a step by step, see this post. I really love this stuffing/dressing.
My stuffing/dressing ingredients: Italian parsley mint basil 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and juiced capers 2 garlic cloves juice of one lemon zest of one lemon torn toasted bread pieces olive oil
To prepare the artichokes,
slice off the bottoms and tops, pull off the bottom leaves, and trim each leaf.
Cut each choke in half.
Cut in half again and with a sharp knife, slice between the fuzzy choke and the heart .
Twist knife to remove the choke and the purple leaves.
I rubbed the artichoke quarters with lemon juice then put them in acidulated water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until leaves pull off easily - about 50 minutes.
Here's the stuffing/dressing mixture. I added the toasted bread pieces in at the very last.
And here's my lunch. A little melted butter and lemon juice for backup.
I love all the flavors in this. The stuffing/dressing is light and full of flavors, and you can taste every one. It's very green tasting. Meantime, Junior entertained himself with a cabbage leaf.
Youngest Hawthorne and Junior left Friday night for a weekend getaway. Gosh, golly, I miss Junior.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Junior's co cute.