Sunday, January 31, 2016

Big Game Day Stuffed Artichokes with Soppressata and Cheese #Sunday Supper


Super Bowl is as much about the game as it is about the food. I guess that’s why the day seems more like a holiday. Over the year’s we have celebrated in many ways but the one thing that has never changed is that it is a day all about food. My favorite times have been when we had potlucks and everyone brings their own big game day specialty.

This year I am serving a semi-healthy appetizer of Artichokes that have been stuffed with soppressata and then baked with provolone cheese. By stuffed I mean between the leaves and then in the hollowed out middle. Soppressata is a sweet dried Italian sausage that has tons of flavor. A flavor that my husband grew up with. I was surprised at how filling these were but delighted that there was some of that delicious stuffing in every bite.

Ingredients:

Stuffing

1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic (grated)
1/3 cup parsley (chopped)
½ cup soppressata (minced)
¾ cup provolone (grated)
¼ cup olive oil

Artichokes

2 medium-large artichokes
2 lemons, 1 cup in half, the other in fourths.
2 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 °

To prepare:

Prepare stuffing:

Toss together the panko, Parmesan cheese, garlic, parlsey, soppressata and provolone cheese in a middle sized bowl, drizzle olive oil over mixture and mix lightly, set aside.

To trim the artichokes:

Cut off stem from the bottom, try to make bottom as even as possible (here you want the artichoke to sit upright as straight as possible). Cut off top 1/3 of artichoke and then trim all remaining leaves with scissors or tip of knife, (so there is no sharp edges). Rub lemon that has been cut in half on each cut side. Next remove leaves in the middle (they are a slight purplish color) and enough of the yellow ones to remove the choke, (the fuzzy middle). Use a spoon to scoop out fuzz but not remove the artichoke heart (middle), which is the best part. Squeeze more lemon juice into the cavity. This will help with the artichoke not turning so brown.


Spoon stuffing into the middle and then a little on each leaf if as much as possible. Place stuffed artichokes in a roasting pan; pour in the water and olive oil. Wrap tightly with foil.


Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until leaves are tender, remove from oven.

When ready to serve place pan in oven uncovered and broil on high about 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!

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56 comments:

  1. These sound delicious, love artichokes!

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    1. Thanks Caroline, I love artichokes too, most of the time i eat them plain and dip them into a little lemon and butter.

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  2. They look amazing! What a delicious - and healthy - Superbowl dinner.

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    1. Thanks Beth, yes, this very filling and could of easily been dinner.

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  3. I love artichokes as well and these look wonderful.
    Amalia
    xo

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  4. It's amazing all the things that pair well with artichokes. These look great!

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    1. Thanks Laura, there almost a meal in themselves.

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  5. I do enjoy stuffed artichokes and these sound extra special.

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    1. Thanks Karen, we really did enjoy them, we usually have them plain, great for a more healthy snack that way.

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  6. I'm never brave enough to actually attempt preparing my own artichokes! Such a shame because they are so delicious! I think you've inspired me to give it a go! Have fun watching the game :)

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    1. Thanks Amy, I am all about the commercials, they can be great.

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  7. My mom used to make artichokes for us---and it was always a huge treat. She just steamed them and that's the only way I've made them. Stuffing sounds even better---your beautiful recipe has inspired me!

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    1. Hi Liz, most of the time that is the way that I prepare them too, they are great to snack on.

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  8. Looks Terrific Cheri! We used to prepare something similar at a restaurant I worked at (I won't say how many years ago, lol.) although we stuffed them with seasoned ground sausage, I love your use of the soppressata! Have a fun Super Bowl event!

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    1. Hi Peggy, oh that sounds good too, take care!

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  9. I have never had stuffed artichokes before, but your recipe sounds delicious.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, the hardest part of this recipe is prepping the artichokes.

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  10. I've never seen anything like this before. Sounds delicious Cheri πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Tandy, I usually steam them and enjoy them plain.

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  11. wow those stuffed artichokes look beyond delicious! Well done, Cheri.

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  12. These looks super. ..I also enjoy potluck...You know that India is s country of different states, different foods,different cultures, different languages. ...from Potluck I get the taste of different parts of India....few ingredients you used may not be available here...have to customise according to the availability of similar ingredients 😊😊😊😊😊

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    1. Hi Moumita, I love Indian food, it would be wonderful to experience the different states of India.

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  13. Looks wonderful Cheri. And thanks for all the extra links. Have a great game day!

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    1. Thanks Dena, I'm only in it for the commercials.

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  14. This looks lovely. I am just loving artichokes at the moment.

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    1. Thanks Dannii, they are great for snacking.

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  15. These must be a blast to dig into and they are so perfect for the Big Game!

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  16. These look insane, Cheri...in the best way! Stuffed artichokes are great but with soppressata! That's ten times better. Thank goodness for game day! : )

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  17. Cheri ... your recipes ALWAYS make me feel hungry, and this one is no exception. Love your Mediterranean-style food. I bet that special sausage is absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thanks Helen, it's one of my husband's favorite.

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  18. This looks really good ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  19. Good on you for taking on artichokes. Whenever I see them in the grocery store I start to get a little nervous - never too sure what to do with them. But your end result looks incredible xx

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    1. Thanks Charlie, a couple of years ago while in Oregon I had a huge artichoke plant that produced artichokes, was in heaven.

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  20. Grt game day treat.. I have never used artichokes.. Every time I see that in store wonde how to cook..thanks for teachinge a way

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    1. Hi Vidya, artichokes are delicious, hope you have a chance to try one.

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  21. I love artichokes every which way. If someone served me these, I would not be disappointed!

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  22. This recipe rocks. My mom used to make something very similar and you just brought back a huge wave of old memories. Take care

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  23. Looks like a touchdown meal to eat in front of the TV =) Love Provolone. Love artichokes...And all the other items listed in your recipe =) Who are you cheering for on 2/7?

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    1. Hi Kim, the commnercials, hehe! no probably the broncos.

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  24. These stuffed artichokes look so indulging, Cheri. Sounds like an awesome treat of big game day. Thank you for this classic share!

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    1. Thanks Anu, there actually big enough for an entire meal, if you want.

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  25. What a great list of wonderful recipes - and these artichokes look wonderful! So creative and I bet they are totally satisfying :) Go Broncos!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, yes it's the Sunday Supper movement list. Go broncos!

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  26. Artichokes look so beautiful and delicious. Amazing collection of recipes dear!

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  27. Hmmm, I've never had soppressata so now I'm very curious! This looks delicious and I can never have too many artichokes. Such a special treat you're taking to the party, Cheri!

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  28. We don't get the Superbowl over here in Australia, but I do look up the commercials on line every year (mostly as they're so epic and creative!). With this list of links, I can definitely enjoy the food component though, haha. And as you say, that's pretty much fifty percent of the superbowl experience! Love the look of your stuffed artichokes. So yummy <3

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