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A package with an exquisite content … are the artichokes in foil


Baked artichokes

Baked artichokes take advantage of a type of cooking that allows you to flavor a food while keeping it light and digestible.

Baked artichokes are delicious. Cooking in foil allows you to keep the steam inside, and to use little oil. The result is tender and still succulent artichokes. If you want to make them more greedy , you can add parmesan or grated pecorino to the filling. The artichoke has a mineral flavor and already has its own flavor, so there is no need to add salt beyond that present in the filling . If you want, you can, however, pepper it on the outside and inside.

Baked artichokes
Baked artichokes

Preparation of artichokes in foil

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
  2. Fill a bowl with water and squeeze the juice of half a lemon.
  3. Clean the artichokes but leave them whole. Remove the extreme tip of the stems by now surely blackened by oxidation, then peel them. Remove the hard outer leaves from the head of the artichoke and cut off the tips with the thorns. Wash them under running water and immerse them in the bowl with the acidulated water.
  4. Wash the parsley leaves, dry them with a paper towel, chop finely and put them in a bowl.
  5. Peel the garlic clove, chop finely and add it to the bowl with the parsley.
  6. Add the breadcrumbs, oil, salt and pepper and mix well.
  7. Drain the artichokes, drain and dry them very well. Open them gently and insert a part of the breadcrumb mixture into their heart (then let the leaves close, hiding the filling.
  8. Prepare some aluminum foil sheets and use them to wrap each artichoke individually.
  9. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper, place the parcels with the artichokes in it and put it in the oven for 40-50 minutes. Time may vary according to the size of the artichokes.
  10. Remove from the oven, and when you open the packets pay attention to the hot steam that comes out. Serve on the table.

If you like this vegetable you can’t really miss the recipe for Sicilian stuffed artichokes .

storage

We recommend consuming this tasty and light side dish within 1-2 days of cooking. You can keep the artichokes in foil in the refrigerator, inside the foil and inside a container with a lid. We do not recommend freezing in the freezer.


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