Recipes From Secrets of Healthy Cooking
Most of us are active with work and play and want to eat well, but living a busy life and achieving a healthy diet can be a daunting feat.
Take a look at these easy recipes that are not only healthy for the body & mind, but also taste great too!
I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't love a stuffed artichoke! Since they come in different sizes, you can always halve them after baking if they are too large.
Large Bowl of Water
6 fresh medium Artichokes
1/4 pound pancetta, finely diced
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup toasted pignoli (pine) nuts, chopped
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh Parley
2 pinches Fine Sea Salt
Few grinds freshly ground black pepper
1. Squeeze lemons into bowl of water to keep artichokes from
browning while cleaning them.
2. Clean artichokes. Cut stems from artichokes, peel off any
outer leaves, and trim remaining leaves.
3. Place each artichoke in the acidulated water while cleaning
off the remaining artichokes.
4. Place artichokes right side up in Dutch oven or covered side of artichokes. Cook approximately 40 minutes until artichokes are tender and
leaves are removed easily.
5. Remove from pan, drain, and cool until you can handle.
While cooling, prepare stuffing.
6. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place pancetta in large sauté pan. Cook until
crisp. Add garlic and nuts. Cook until garlic is fragrant. Add breadcrumbs,
parsley, salt, and pepper. Cool and add cheese.
7. Gently pull/separate artichoke leaves and remove choke
(fuzzy bottom). A grapefruit spoon works well.
8. Stuff each artichoke with this mixture and place artichokes in
baking dish. Bake until golden, approximately 20 minutes.
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