Stuffed Artichokes

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Dec. 15, 2011

Ingredients

Artichokes 4 Medium
Lemon juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped green onions 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chopped celery 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , pressed or minced
Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
Frozen spinach souffle 12 Ounce , Defrosted (1 Packet)
Fine dry bread crumbs 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Parsley flakes 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1 Dash
Shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY

1) Slice 1-inch off the top and bottom of each artichoke. Trim the sharp ends of the outer leaves. Brush the artichokes with lemon juice.

2) Arrange the artichokes in a 8X8-inch baking dish. Pour in 1/4 cup of water. Wrap the mouth of the dish tightly with plastic wrap.

MAKING

3) Place in the microwave. Cook for 6 minutes or till the become just tender. Halfway through the cooking time rotate the dish a 1/2 turn. Keep aside.

4) In a small microwavable dish, add in green onion, celery, garlic and butter. Cook on HIGH for 2 to 3 minutes till the vegetables become slightly tender. Stir once halfway.

5) Add in the defrosted spinach souffle, breadcrumbs, parsley and pepper flakes. Mix well.

6) Open up the centre of each artichoke to get a sort of cavity within. Scrape out any leaves or flesh from inside.

7) Stuff the artichoke cavities with the spinach souffle mixture.

8) Place the artichokes back in the baking dish. Cover it with plastic wrap once more. Microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time rotate the dish a 1/2 turn.

9) The spinach filling must turn hot and the base tender. The leaves must be easily removable when slightly pulled at.

10) Sprinkle 1/4 the amount of cheese over the hot artichokes. Cover once more.

11) Microwave on HIGH for about 2 minutes or till the cheese starts to melt. Halfway through the cooking time rotate the dish a 1/2 turn.

SERVING

12) Serve the Stuffed Artichokes garnished with a sprinkling of chilly flakes over the cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 336Calories from Fat 172

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 770 mg32.08%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet