Roman-style artichokes

Serve up this italian classic, featuring wholesome artichoke filled with herbs, anchovies, parmesan and breadcrumbs. Dress with a green salad drizzled with lemon and olive oil to make a complete side dish.
Roman-style artichokesAustralian Women's Weekly



1.To prepare the artichokes, remove and discard outer leaves until you see the yellow-green base. Trim the top of the artichoke by about one-third and discard. Remove the stem and discard.
2.Cut the artichokes in half lengthways. Using a teaspoon, remove the hairy choke from the centre and discard. As you go, place the prepared artichoke hearts in a bowl of acidulated water (cold water with lemon juice added). This will prevent the artichokes from browning.
3.Combine the herbs, anchovy fillets, parmesan and breadcrumbs in a bowl and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Fill the artichoke cavities with the mixture.
4.Press the artichoke halves back together again. Put the artichoke halves, top-side up, into a saucepan large enough to fit them snugly. Add the wine, bay leaf and 1/2 cup boiling water to the saucepan. Cover with a piece of wet baking paper and then place a lid on the saucepan.
5.Bring to the boil over a medium heat, reduce heat to low and cook for 30 minutes or until artichokes are tender.
6.Serve with rocket, green olives, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and lemon wedges.

Not suitable to freeze or microwave.


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