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Artichokes Alla Romana

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

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6   Artichokes (medium)
1   Lemon - halved crosswise
2 cups 474mlConsomme
1 1/2 cups 355mlOlive oil
1 cup 237mlParsley - chpd
1 tablespoon 15mlGarlic - chpd
  Salt and pepper

Recipe Instructions

Remove tough outer leaves and cut off stems to make flat base. Trim off thorny tips using scissors. Rub cut edges with lemon halves. Drop artichokes and lemon into lg pot filled with enough boiling salted water to cover. Cover partially and parboil 10 minutes.

Remove with slotted spoon and turn upside down to drain. When cool, gently spread leaves, remove fibrous chokes from center with spoon. Preheat oven 400F. Combine consomme, oil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in bowl. Place artichokes upright in baking dish and pour consomme mixture evenly over top.

Bake until outer leaves begin to turn copper color, 25-35 minutes.  Baste and broil until tops brown, 3 minutes. Serve in soup plates with remaining liquid.


The most superbly prepared artichokes I've ever tasted." Tavola Calda da Alfredo, New York, NY Slice tops from artichokes.

Mario Batali


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