These artichokes are sauteed with figs, saffron, and Marcona almonds. This is a perfect spring recipe sure to please the crowd. Garnish the finished dish with sliced olives and a few saffron strands.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place figs in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Allow the figs to plump for 5 minutes, then remove. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of saffron threads into the remaining liquid, and allow to steep for 5 minutes.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add artichokes, and toss until coated with oil. Pour in saffron water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the artichokes are tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Uncover the artichokes and increase heat to medium-high. Add the figs, almonds, vinegar, and paprika. Cook and stir until all of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat, recover, and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2015
This is really simple and really good. Regular almonds will do in a pinch and I subbed sherry for the vinegar. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2019
Didn't love this it just didn't do it for us. We don't love artichokes enough (I used a jar of hearts). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2015
This is really simple and really good. Regular almonds will do in a pinch and I subbed sherry for the vinegar. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2019
Didn't love this it just didn't do it for us. We don't love artichokes enough (I used a jar of hearts). Read More