Thursday, June 22, 2017

Roasted Baby Artichokes and a Walk In The Woods

Roasted Baby Artichokes
The woods were dark this morning as the fog settled among the trees. We decided to hike the trail from Cape Perpetua to Neptune beach. Lucy our five month old puppy was walking on a leash beside us. About 15 minutes in we heard a loud noise maybe a snapping twig or branch breaking and we knew at once that this was not a small animal. I suggested we turn around, my husband nodded. Walking out I told him about an article I read about in the news that very morning. It was about a black bear attacking someone in Alaska, he said he read the same thing, we walked straight back to the Cape and took a trail down to the beach. Crisis adverted…….

Beach walk Cape Perpetua
Later that same day as I contemplated which way to prepare the baby artichokes my thoughts went back to the morning hike. The beach walk ended up being gorgeous in every way, and as the fog lifted so did my fear. Sometimes doing the unexpected works out better in the end. Take these artichokes for example, normally I trim, steam and stuff them. But this time since they were so small I decided to steam them for 15 minutes and then roast them on high heat. When they were done, I added a spoonful of panko, parsley and Parmesan cheese to each half and then roasted them for another 5 minutes until the Panko was lightly browned, simple and delicious!!


Yield: 3 to 4

Roasted Baby Artichokes

Tender, fresh, baby artichokes are delicious steamed and then roasted in the oven with parsley, Parmesan and panko.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 6 baby artichokes
  • ½ cup panko
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 °
  2. Start by rinsing off the artichokes. Then, peel off the outer petals until you reach the pale, yellow-green layer. Cut about one half inch off the top and then cut them in half lengthwise. Place Artichokes in water with lemon. Drain when ready to cook. Arrange Artichokes in a steamer basket in a pot deep enough to keep the artichokes above water. Cover tightly and steam over rapid boiling water about 15 minutes. Drain and set artichokes aside.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the panko, Parmesan cheese, and parsley, in a middle sized bowl, drizzle olive oil over mixture, set aside.
  4. Place artichokes cut side up on a large baking sheet, drizzle lightly with olive oil, place in oven, roast 20 to 25 minutes, remove from oven add panko mixture, roast another 5 minutes or so until panko is lightly browned. Enjoy!
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Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

26 comments:

  1. I seriously hope it was not a bear! These look so good. I could have eaten the instagram photo 😁

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    1. Me too! we were taking no chances. Thanks Tandy!

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  2. They look so inviting! Can you believe that I have never cooked a fresh artichoke? I need to change that ASAP !!

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    1. Hi Angie, i just started cooking with them a few years ago when I first started gardening....the smaller ones are not so prickly;)

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  3. How scary!!! And what a delicious ending to your walk!!! Love these. Love your blog design too.

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    1. Thanks Karen, Linda from Life and Linda updated my site.

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  4. These little artichokes looks sooooo delicious ~ I could definitely make a meal of them with a glass of wine! I'm so jealous of your gorgeous beach walk ~ we used to take them when we were living on 'the great island' sigh...

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    1. Thanks Sue, the great island must be a gorgeous place, always wanted to visit there.

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  5. Wow, that was a bit scary! So glad you decided on the gorgeous beach walk!
    Roasted baby artichokes with panko and parmesan sound wonderful!!!

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    1. Thanks Chris, a beach walk is always pretty...

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  6. We grow artichokes here and I am always interested in new recipes. Yours looks delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde, we usually don't have access to baby artichokes unless we grow them , this was a treat.

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  7. When we hike, we always try to avoid large animals – although there's part of me that wants to see them, too! However, with sanity on my side, we usually avoid them…

    Your artichokes look beautiful! I'll have to see if Trader Joes has some in stock.

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    1. Thanks David, my plan is to avoid them too if they are bigger than me, I remember once we were at a National park and one of the signs there outlined what to do if you came across a bear, the resolution was to make yourself look bigger, that sign always stuck with me;)

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  8. Mmm.Sometimes the road less traveled on does produce fantabulous results...Other times - oh, say, when there's been word of a black bear roaming around...It's great to turn towards home...Your artichokes look scrumptious, Cheri =)

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    1. Lol! yes timing is everything. Thanks Kim.

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  9. Wow what a fun morning adventure - I wonder what it was rustling around in the bushes? That shot of your walk is absolutely gorgeous. You are blessed to have such lovely scenery in your backyard :) Love the little artichokes and the easy preparation. They look delicious!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, not sure what is was because normally we don't encounter anything, it was like we startled whatever it was, we didn't stick around to find out;)

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  10. My mother used to live in northern Wisconsin with bears nearby. They almost never attacked, but she got too spooked to go out walking even right by home.

    Your artichokes are spectacular. I tried to overwinter some artichoke plants in about 4 layers of insulation but they didn't survive. Knew zone 5 was a longshot...

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    1. Thanks Inger, usually we don't get spooked, but for some reason this time we did, maybe it was the article I read right before we left for our walk.

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  11. I'm glad you avoided disaster. Your beach walk looks stunning. Thank you so much Cheri.

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    1. Thanks Dena, I sure love our morning walks.

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  12. This recipe isn't only mouth-watering but also finger-licking! Awesome recipe!

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  13. So much adventure in your day!! I love the picture of your beach walk.... Stunning!!
    I love artichokes, but have never seen a baby artichoke. I will be keeping an eye out for them so I can try this.

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    1. Hi Kris, I found the baby artichokes at the farmers market, wish you luck!

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