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Stuffed Artichokes in Olive Oil

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Category: Main Dish, Turkish

 Ingredients List

  • 6 lg Artichokes
  • Water
  • 4 Lemons
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 lb Fresh green fava beans
  • 1 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 3 Finely chopped onions
  • Salt
  • 1/2 c Rice
  • 2 ts Sugar
  • 3/4 c Chopped fresh dill
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


Mix juice of 2 lemons & the flour in a large bowl. Add 2 qt water & mix
thoroughly. Wash artichokes, bend back & snap off outer leaves. Leave only
the tender inner leaves. Slice off these leaves just above the heart &
scoop out the fuzzy choke & remaining pinkish leaves. Cut off the stem &
peel around the base with a vegetable peeler until you reach the whitish
tender part. As you trim each artichoke, take a lemon half, sprinkle it
with salt & rub it all around & inside the base to prevent discoloration.
Then drop each artichoke into the lemon water mixture.

Remove jackets of fava beans. Sprinkle beans with salt & let stand for 5
minutes. Remove skins, rinse & reserve.

Heat 1 c olive oil in skillet. Add onions, 1/2 ts salt & saute for 5
minutes. Stir in fava beans & rice. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring, & add
1/2 c water. Cover & cook for 5 minutes till the water has been absorbed.
Stir in the dill, salt & remove from heat. Let stand covered for 15

Remove artichokes from water bath. Reserve 4 1/2 c liquid. Stuff centre
cavity of artichokes with the rice. Place each one on a sheet of wax paper,
sprinkle with a little water & wrap as you would a package. Arrange them
stem sides down in a heavy shallow pan. Add 1 1/2 c reserved liquid, 1/4 c
olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon & sugar. Cover & cook over medium heat for 10
minutes. Reduce heat to low & simmer for 1 hour. The liquid will be
continually absorbed so add more as needed. When the artichokes are tender,
let them cool, Unwrap them & arrange them on a serving platter. Serve cold
with garnish as part of a buffet.

Ayla Esen Algar, "The Complete Book of Turkish Cooking"

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