I have to admit, fresh artichokes intimidate me. When I see them in the grocery store, I have NO IDEA how to even begin preparing them. As a result, they are one vegetable that I have a tendency to avoid. Well it’s a new year, and Isabel at (www.familyfoodie.com) is encouraging her readers to tackle something new on their bucket list for #SundaySupper. Something that they may have been intimidated to make, or required too many ingredients. After seeing her post, I decided to tackle my fear of artichokes for this weeks #SundaySupper.
So I went to the grocery store, and there were NO fresh artichokes to be found. But before panicking, I ventured over to the frozen vegetable section, and found some frozen artichoke hearts. My intention was to stuff the fresh artichokes with some type of breading, but I had to improvise since the artichokes were frozen. Instead of stuffing fresh artichokes, I stuffed frozen artichoke hearts. I’m sure stuffing the fresh artichokes would have tasted better, but these frozen ones tasted pretty good.
Here is how to make my Anchovy Stuffed Artichokes with Marinara Sauce
In a saute pan add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon anchovy paste, 1/2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and 1 teaspoon dried parsley.
Place on medium heat and saute for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a bowl add the cooled anchovy mix, 1 cup fine breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 cup chicken broth, 1/8 cup cooking white wine, and 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese. Mix well to create a stuffing.
Thaw out the frozen artichokes and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt/pepper.
Add stuffing mix to center of artichokes.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until stuffing is golden brown.
When done serve warm and top with your favorite marinara sauce.
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