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GF: Roasted Artichokes

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Tonight we had a quick dinner. We were out and about today running errands, etc and I wasn’t in the mood for anything too much. That and I was desperate to use up whatever was hiding in the fridge. Thus it was time for the artichoke to be eaten.

I really enjoy artichokes. Although I can’t say the same for prepping them or cleaning them. LOL It’s a necessary task, only made easier when I know that it is NOT going to take an hour of steaming before I can eat it.

I used to order stuffed artichokes at a favorite restaurant in Chicago. I loved the buttery toasted bread crumbs with the artichoke heart. And while that dish is STILL possible with GF Bread (really, it is!), I wasn’t in the mood for stuffing artichokes. I just wanted dinner.

So we roasted them instead. I don’t think I’m going back to my stuff artichoke again. Honest. This is a simple and perfect way to eat and enjoy some artichoke.

How do you eat or prepare artichoke in your house?

I can’t wait to learn some more recipes now that I am on a roll! :) Here’s what I did tonight for you to try too.

Roasted Artichokes – Gluten Free, Naturally!
Ingredients:
2 artichokes
1/4 cup lemon juice (4 tablespoons)
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt & black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a bowl of cold water. The bowl needs to be deep enough that the cleaned artichokes can be dipped completely into the lemon juice & water.
  2. Clean the artichokes. (I trim the outer leaves the chop off the top teeny portion. Then I slice the artichoke in half and core out the center.) Dip the cleaned artichoke into the lemon juice and water.
  3. Boil 3-4 quarts of water with the rest of the lemon juice (2 Tablespoons). Add the artichoke halves and simmer for 4-5 minutes until bright green.
  4. Preheat oven to 425F.
  5. Drain & pat dry artichoke halves. Cut each piece into quarters. (Giving you eight pieces from each artichoke.) IF your artichoke is smaller than what I used, you should still be able to get six pieces from each by cutting the halves into thirds.
  6. Toss artichoke pieces gently with olive oil, black pepper and salt to taste. (We added some red cayenne pepper to give it a little more kick too.)
  7. Lay artichoke pieces on to a piece of parchment paper/cookie sheet. Roast until the pieces begin to crisp and color nicely (about 25 minutes).
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (We like mustard-mayo or chipotle-mayo for quick dipping sauces.)

And your artichoke recipe?
Oh I do hope you will share!
Happy GF Eating -
Kate