Recipe :: Roasted Baby Artichokes

3.23.2011

artichokes

Ingredients
1-2 pounds of baby artichokes
1 lemon
parmesan
sea salt & pepper
olive oil

Method

Only buy very fresh artichokes, best when they are in season. To clean artichokes; remove outer tough leaves, using a peeler clean the stem if needed and cut in half. To keep artichokes a vibrant green color place in a water bath with lemon juice. Dry and place artichokes on a sheet pan. I find that the smaller artichokes dont have the spiky hairy center the way the larger ones do. So I didn't remove the center and just roasted them whole. If there seems to be that fuzzy center use a small spoon to scoop it out before baking. Drizzle artichokes with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until tender, turning a few times to ensure even cooking. In a small bowl add the zest of one lemon, the juice of half and drizzle in olive oil. Season with a little salt. When artichokes are finished, leave to cool. Plate the artichokes and drizzle the vinaigrette, and top with shaved parmesan. The addition of fresh herbs is nice.

16 comments:

  1. I am an artichoke lover!! Even with a good olive oil and sea salt, those are divine!

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  2. These look absolutely wonderful! I've never worked with fresh artichokes. They seem so intimidating.
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  3. These look delicious and sound relatively easy...can't wait to try them!

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  4. the colors and contrast here is just beautiful. and this looks so yum.

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  5. Delicious! A great way of preparing artichokes.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Easy, healthy and nice, bravo!

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  7. OMG! Your photography is

    stunning. I like your uncomplicated

    approach to the chokes.

    Well done.

    Cheers,

    Reginald

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  8. what a fantastic recipe - I will definately try this!

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  9. They look delightful and a lovely recipe.

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  10. Beautiful picture!! They look delicious.

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  11. LOVE the photos, this looks so fabulous!

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  12. I love seeing artichokes at the farmer's market. What a gorgeous blog you have!

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  13. I just had some fried artichokes with dinner last night, but these roasted ones look exceptional! Can't wait to try them out!

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  14. WOW! I am obsessed with your food photos! You are so talented. I will be following :-)

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