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    Artichoke hearts with breadcrumbs and parmesan recipe

    Confused by artichokes? Don’t be. Here’s how the artichoke growers prepare this springtime gem

    Serves: 4-6

    Ingredients

    6 large globe artichokes

    1 litre of water

    juice from 1 lemon

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    10 peppercorns, whole

    2 garlic cloves, halved

    juice from ½ lemon

    ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs

    ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

    ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

    1 slice short rindless bacon, chopped

    salt and cracked pepper to taste

    Preparing artichoke hearts

    1. Prepare bowl with water and lemon juice to submerge hearts, preventing discolouration while preparing remaining hearts.

    2. Chop the stem off at the base of the globe, leaving 2-3 cm of stem. Peel outside bracts until you reach the inner bracts. Cut off the top 1/3 of the artichoke and trim the base, leaving the heart with only the tender inner bracts.

    3. Cut the heart in half. Scoop out the hairy choke with a teaspoon. Immerse the heart into the water and lemon mixture until you have prepared all artichokes.

    4. Remove hearts from liquid and place into a bowl. Tip the liquid into a saucepan and add salt, peppercorns and garlic. Bring to the boil, then add artichoke hearts. Bring back to boiling point, reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Ensure that the heart does not overcook.

    5. Remove from hot liquid and cool.

    Method

    1. Preheat oven to 200°C.

    2. Place artichoke halves on a baking tray and sprinkle with lemon juice.

    3. In a bowl, add breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic, cheese, bacon, salt and pepper and mix well. Top artichoke hearts with breadcrumb mixture.

    4. Bake artichoke hearts in oven for 20 minutes or until slightly golden.

    Find out more about preparing artichokes at rjmazza.net.au

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