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Braised Baby Artichokes

Braised Baby Artichokes

Baby artichokes are usually available in the springtime.  So, I was surprised to see them in the supermarket this time of year.  Baby artichokes are tender and delicious when braised.  The word affucati (affogati in Italian) in the Sicilian language means smothered or braised.  This is a simple braised artichoke recipe that my grandmother made. […]

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Artichoke Gratinata

Artichoke Gratinata

I found some baby artichokes at my local supermarket yesterday, most likely the last of the season.  I was hoping to also find some fresh fava beans and peas to make a frittedda – a Sicilian mélange of artichokes, favas, and peas.  No luck on the favas and peas so I decided to make the […]

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Artichoke Salad

Artichokes are my favorite vegetable and I especially love artichoke salad.  This salad is made in the springtime when fresh baby artichokes are available.  However, fresh artichokes require a great deal of preparation before cooking.  You must first remove the a good deal of the hard outer leaves,  scoop out the fuzzy choke, and cook before […]

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Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes

Sicilian Stuffed Artichokes: Carcocciuli alla Siciliana

Stuffed artichokes were the featured dish for summer family cookouts.  My mom would lightly stuff each artichoke with parsley, spring onions, and thin garlic slivers.  She would drizzle olive oil on top and wrap each one in a double thickness of foil.  The artichokes were then carefully nestled in charcoal or wood embers and cooked […]

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