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Artichoke Halves With Crab

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Ingredients
  Artichokes 6 Medium
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Regular strength chicken broth 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Half-and-half/Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Light Cream)
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crab meat 1 Pound
  Shredded swiss cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Trim the artichokes under cutting and cooking.
2. Peel the stems and keep them intact.
3. Halve artichokes lengthwise.
4. Preheat oven to 400°.

MAKING
5. In a saucepan boil water and cook artichokes in it.
6. Drain out from water.
7. Using a small spoon scoop out choke and tiny inner leaves.
8. In a saucepan melt butter and mix flour to it.
9. Gently add chicken broth, half-and-half, and basil.
10. Cook stirring until boiling and thick.
11. Take off from heat and add crab meat.
12. Transfer crab mixture into a 1 to 1 1/2-quart shallow casserole.
13. Arrange cooked artichoke halves side by side, cupped side up.
14. Sprinkle Swiss cheese over it covering artichokes.
15. Bake, uncovered for about 12 minutes until bubbling.
16. Cover and chill.

SERVING
17. Uncover and bake for about 20 minutes until bubbling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Artichoke
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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