Rating: 5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an old Sicilian recipe given to me by my MIL.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 artichokes
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the stems and the tops off each artichoke. Wiggle the artichoke back and forth with your thumbs to open the leaves. Snap off and discard the tough outer leaves.

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  • Place lemon wedges in a large bowl of water. Soak artichokes for 30 minutes.

  • Remove the artichokes from the water and shake off excess water. Insert slices of pecorino Romano cheese between the artichoke leaves. Place a garlic clove into the centre of each artichoke.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Arrange artichokes upright in the steamer. Drizzle olive oil over the artichokes and water; add salt. Bring water to a boil. Cook artichokes until the cheese in the centre has melted and you can easily pull an outer leaf away, about 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a steamer basket, just wedge artichokes in a pot with no room to move. Make sure artichokes are not touching the bottom of the pot. Add water to 1 inch below the artichokes.

Nutrition Facts

365 calories; protein 23.9g; carbohydrates 23.1g; fat 22.4g; cholesterol 59mg; sodium 872.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2018
I can’t find Artichokes where I live, but by a stroke of luck the grocery store had some in. There were only four and I bought them all. This is the first time in over 30 years that I had them, and this recipe did not disappoint. It is absolutely delicious and brought me right back to my childhood. Made as written, except I did not add cheese. Thank you for the recipe. October 14/2018 Read More
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2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2018
I can’t find Artichokes where I live, but by a stroke of luck the grocery store had some in. There were only four and I bought them all. This is the first time in over 30 years that I had them, and this recipe did not disappoint. It is absolutely delicious and brought me right back to my childhood. Made as written, except I did not add cheese. Thank you for the recipe. October 14/2018 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2017
Classic Sicilian way to make artichokes. I used the method in the notes, not having a steamer handy. I added some white wine to the water and added some fresh hot chili peppers to the artichokes. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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