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Monday, August 8, 2011

Stewed Artichoke with Olives & Morrocan Spice

Another great artichoke recipe to try. The saffron, paprika, turmeric, cumin, and cilantro spice up stewed artichokes with kalamata olives, Moroccan-style.

Artichoke Recipes Ingredients:

* 4 large artichokes
* Juice of 2 lemons
* 2 to 3 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
* 1-1/2 cups finely diced onion
* 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
* 1 teaspoon hot paprika
* 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* Good pinch of saffron, soaked in a few tablespoons hot water
* Salt
* 4 cilantro branches
* 4 parsley branches
* 1/2 cup kalamata olives, rinsed and pitted
* 1 lemon, quartered
* Cilantro leaves for garnish

Artichoke Recipes Instructions :
To trim the artichokes, break off the tough outer leaves and slice off the inner cone of remaining leaves. Trim the outside with a paring knife, slice the hearts into quarters or eighths, as you like, and remove the chokes. As you work, put the finished pieces in a bowl of water with the lemon juice.

Warm the olive oil in a saute pan or wide skillet with a tight-fitting lid, and add the onion, turmeric, paprika, cumin, and pepper. Cook together for 3 or 4 minutes; then add the saffron with its soaking liquid. Add the artichokes, salt lightly, and add the fresh cilantro and parsley. Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes, turning the artichokes occasionally. Pour 1-1/2 cups water over all, cover, and cook over low heat until the artichokes are tender, about 30 minutes. Add the olives during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Taste and season with salt, if needed.

Serve with the lemon wedges and a garnish of cilantro leaves.
This great artichoke recipe is ready for a great taste and dinner !
turkey-artichoke-pie recipe

Monday, August 1, 2011

Turkey Artichoke Pie

Try this great Artichoke recipe. The pie crust is made of brown rice and spinach. The filling includes turkey, mushrooms, artichokes, cheese, and spices. It's a meal in a pie. Feel free to substitute chicken for the turkey.

Artichoke Recipes Ingredients:

* 1 bunch fresh spinach (or 1 package frozen spinach)
* 2 cups white or brown rice, cooked
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 10 small artichokes, cooked and prepared as artichoke hearts (or 1 package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed)
* 1-1/2 cups turkey, chopped
* 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
* 1/4 pound mushrooms
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
* 1 cup milk
* Salt and pepper to taste

Cook spinach, then drain well, pressing out all liquid. Combine spinach with rice. Mix in 2 tablespoons soft butter and press rice mixture evenly over bottom and sides of well greased 9-inch pie pan. Cover and chill up to an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut cooked artichokes into 2 to 3 pieces or blot dry packaged artichoke hearts, then cut each into 2 to 3 pieces and arrange over rice crust. Top with turkey and cheese.
In skillet over medium heat melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add mushrooms and saute till golden. Stir in flour, curry powder, and garlic powder, and cook until bubbly, then add prepared
mustard and milk and stir until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over pie and bake 40 minutes or until pie is hot and cheese is bubbly. Serve with spiced peaches or apples as a condiment if desired. The artichoke recipe is ready to serve...great taste !