Saturday, October 8, 2011

Artichoke Heaven

I die...
as Rachel Zoe says
and gone to heaven
for my new no bake artichoke recipe
this is to easy not to try...

pie ranch photos


Preheat oven to 425

1 whole artichoke rinsed and trimmed ( as you can tell I skipped the trimming)
lots of chopped garlic
juice from one half lemon
2 T olive oil 
1/2 tsp sea salt 
3 T broth or water
2 squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil

Spread artichoke petals open
Between the petals, squeeze lemon juice, drizzle olive oil, broth and garlic
Sprinkle top of artichoke with sea salt
Tightly double wrap and seal the artichoke with the foil
Bake for 60 to 90 minutes depending on the size of the artichoke
Remove from oven and let cool before unwrapping (good luck with this one, the smell in my house was so intoxicating that we couldn't wait to tear that sucker open. I now have a burnt tongue)

Because I rarely follow a recipe, below are my changes I made:

The recipe called for 2 cloves of garlic, quartered.  I used fresh garlic that I chopped in my food processor and I used a lot of garlic.  Probably, 1 to 2 Tablespoons of chopped garlic.

I mixed the chopped garlic, PIZZA PEPPERS, and lots of olive oil together.  Then drizzled this mixture on top and on the sides of the artichoke. Followed by squeezing the lemon and pouring the chicken broth on top of the artichoke.

I used the large artichokes and they took the full 90 minutes to bake.

Pizza peppers were my addition to this recipe because I think they make everything taste better.

If you try this recipe, I am not responsible for your burnt tongue.



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