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Artichokes Braised With Saffron, Black Olives And Almonds

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 3/4 lbs 794g / 28ozMedium artichokes = (or 2 1/4 lbs baby artichokes)
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced garlic
1 pinch  Red pepper flakes
1 pinch  Saffron
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlOrange zest
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 cup 59mlOlive oil
1/2 cup 118mlWater
1 tablespoon 15mlOrange juice
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped black olives
1 tablespoon 15mlSlivered almonds
1 tablespoon 15mlMinced parsley

Recipe Instructions

Trim the artichokes. If using mediums, quarter them lengthwise. Place them in a bowl of acidulated water (water with a little vinegar, lemon or lime juice) to prevent discoloration. Drain.

Cook the artichokes, garlic, red pepper flakes, saffron, orange zest, salt, olive oil and water over medium heat in a large, covered skillet until the artichokes are tender, about 15 minutes. Shake the pan from time to time to stir the contents. If necessary, add a little more water to keep the bottom covered.

When the artichokes are easily pierced with a knife, remove the lid and raise the heat to high. Cook, stirring, until only a thin coating of liquid remains on the bottom of the pan, about 3 minutes. Add the orange juice, olives, almonds and parsley, and cook, stirring, just until they are heated through. Serve warm.

Dietary Information:

Each serving: 177 calories; 3 grams protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams fiber; 15 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 399 mg. sodium.

"The Los Angeles Times, 03-24-2004"


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