Roasted Stuffed Artichokes

by Jenn on June 8, 2009

in Gluten Free,Vegetarian

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My mother is from California, and even though I am not, she did her best to bring California to our little home in the northeast, and in fact, a number of home recipes that I was taught have “California Style” (yes even in the name directly haha! – I will have to make some of my mom’s “California Style” food for you all, cause it’s awesome) and so I grew up with a love of artichokes.  Most people when I talk about artichokes look at me with a weird look like “is that really a vegetable? I’ve never even heard of it before”.  If you have not yet been shown the light of this wonderful food, you must try it!

The classic way I am used to it being cooked is very simple – just boiling it in water seasoned with salt and italian herbs for about an hour and then dip the leaves in garlic butter and scrape off the yumminess with your teeth.  Another great way is to slice them in half and grill them.  Then dip them in a spicy ranch sauce. Yum!

But this was a new way of making artichokes for me, and I wanted to try it out.  I saw the idea over here on Group Recipes, and decided to give it my own little flair.
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It seriously was everything I could do to take pics and not just dive right in!  The front of this pic is blurry from all the steam rising up, while it’s very similar to the pic up top, I just might like it better despite the blurry foreground.  What do you think?

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