Carciofi Farciti (Stuffed Artichokes) Recipe

Step 1

Rich and flavorful but very simple to prepare, stuffed artichokes make a good dinner party starter. They can be prepared well in advance and put into the oven at the last minute.

Step 2

Prepare 8 small artichokes as described above, cutting off at least a third of their tops. Don't bother to remove the choke at this stage. Drop into boiling salted water and boil for I 0 minutes. Drain upside down in a colander. When cool enough to handle, remove the coarser outside leaves and the central leaves and the choke, to make cups.

Step 3

Mix together 100 g of finely chopped ham, 100 g chopped cooked chicken, 2 tablespoons of cream (or use evaporated skim milk), chopped parsley, salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Stuff the artichoke cups with this mixture.

Step 4

Put the cups into an oiled baking dish, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and bake in an oven preheated to 220C for about 15 minutes. Serve.

Step 5

Makes 4 servings.

From "Raw Materials" by Meryl Constance, The Syndey Morning Herald

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