Have you used purple artichokes?
I always enjoy Ron and Alexandra's blogs about their visits to the farmers' market. In this post, we lean about purple artichokes. And, a recipe is included.
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Photograph by Roy Kelley. Canon PowerShot G11 camera.
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Spring fever is roaring through Santa Barbara today (74 degrees at 9AM), it seemed everyone was at the Farmers Market. Here was one of the stars today, purple artichokes. I prompltly bought one for our dinner hors d'oeuvres. Research shows they have a higher nutritional value than their green cousins according to food experts. We plan to roast this artichoke in the oven.
Here is our recipe:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Trim the stems and the leaves, cut in half and scoop the hairy choke.
Rub both sides generously with extra virgin oilve oil and a clove of garlic
Season well with salt and pepper.
Place on a cookie sheet
Roast at 400 for about 20 minutes, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees and cook them for an additional 15 minutes. Serve them with your favorite dip...we love clarified butter with freshly squeezed lime juice lime.
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