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Artichoke Appetizers

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  Artichoke 1 Large
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salad oil 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1 , crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream cheese 3 Ounce (1 Package)
  Tabasco 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Light cream 2 Tablespoon
  Small shrimp 1⁄4 Pound (Approximately)
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon

Cook the artichoke in a tightly covered container in water to cover; add the oil, bay leaf, and salt to the cooking water.
Simmer about 30 minutes, or until tender; cool, then remove the leaves.
Use the leaves that are firm enough to handle and have a good edible portion on the ends.
Blend the cream cheese with Tabasco, garlic powder, additional salt to taste, and cream to make a smooth paste.
Spread this filling on the base of each leaf.
Place a small shrimp on top of the filling and sprinkle with paprika.
Arrange on a round plate or tray in the shape of a sunflower so each leaf is easy to pick up.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 645 Calories from Fat 408

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g71.3%

Saturated Fat 23 g115%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 299.2 mg99.7%

Sodium 1970.3 mg82.1%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.5%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 35 g70.6%

Vitamin A 86.5% Vitamin C 43.2%

Calcium 25.4% Iron 38%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Artichoke Appetizers Recipe