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Focaccia-Stuffed Artichokes

Focaccia-Stuffed ArtichokesRecipe courtesy of California Artichoke Advisory Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large California artichokes
2 cups focaccia or herbed bread crumbs
1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
Salt and ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash artichokes under cold running water. Cut off stems at base and remove small bottom leaves. Cut off top quarter of
  2. artichokes; discard. Spread leaves, remove center leaves and fuzzy centers with a spoon and discard.
  3. Toss bread crumbs with cheese, olive oil, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt and ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Stuff bread crumb mixture between leaves of artichokes and fill centers.
  5. Place stuffed artichokes in a 9-inch square baking dish. Pour 2 cups boiling water around the artichokes. Cover with lid or foil.
  6. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 40 minutes or until artichokes are tender. Remove artichokes from baking dish and place on rack; cool to room temperature.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Artichoke Advisory Board.