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Saturday, November 29, 2008


VEAL SHANKS AND ARTICHOKE HEARTS WITH CHICK-PEAS ...a great artichoke recipe to try ! Nice one !

  • six to eight 2-inch-thick veal shanks (5 pounds total) *SEE NOTE
  • 1 1/2 cups dried chick-peas, picked over
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • (2) 10-ounce packages frozen artichoke hearts, thawed, halved lengthwise if large
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh coriander sprigs, washed well, spun dry, and minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest, slivered (garnish)
NOTE: each tied securely with kitchen string to keep meat attached to bone

Make the veal:
Preheat oven to 275°F.
In a heavy kettle large enough to hold veal shanks in one layer without crowding arrange shanks and season with salt, pepper and garlic. Roast shanks in middle of oven, covered tightly, 3 hours, or until tender. (Meat will give off juices as it cooks.)

While shanks are roasting, in a large saucepan combine chick-peas with enough water to cover by 4 inches and simmer, covered partially, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until tender but not falling apart. Drain chick-peas in a colander. Chick-peas may be cooked 2 days ahead, cooled, uncovered, and chilled, covered.
Transfer shanks to a deep platter and keep warm, reserving pan juices.
In a large heavy skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot but
not smoking and cook onion, stirring, until softened. Add artichoke hearts, chick-peas, and reserved pan juices and simmer, covered, until artichoke hearts are just tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer about 1/2 cup chick-peas with a slotted spoon and about 1 cup pan juices from skillet to a blender and purée. Stir purée into artichoke and chick-pea mixture to thicken and stir in coriander and salt and pepper to taste.
The artichoke recipe is ready to serve...enjoy it !


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