There are countless ways to cook artichokes but these gourmet recipes highlight this Spring vegetable's versatility. Whether steamed, deep fried, baked or sautéed, artichokes shine in these creative food pairings (cocoa and artichoke, anyone?). We know working with artichokes can be tricky so here's a quick refresher on how to prep, cook and eat artichokes. Ready to cook artichokes? Here's what to make:
DEEP FRIED SOFT CRABS WITH ARTICHOKES
Soft shell crabs and artichokes are a traditional Venetian pairing and this fun recipe from chef Daniele Zennaro shows you how to get it just right.
SALMON AND ARTICHOKE MINI QUICHES
Artichoke hearts, smoked salmon and horseradish are the flavor base of these buttery mini quiches - perfect as an appetizer or Sunday brunch.
OCTOPUS WITH TOMATO JAM, CHORIZO AND ARTICHOKE HEARTS
Chef Michael Kempf's formula for cooking artichokes involves blanching them and serving them alongside tender octopus with a tasty chorizo and tomato jam.
CHICKEN TAGINE WITH ARTICHOKES, OLIVES AND ONIONS
Bring a taste of Morocco to your kitchen with this flavorful chicken tagine prepared with artichokes, saffron, cilantro, lemon and green olives.
SUCKLING PIG WITH ARTICHOKES AND COCOA BRITTLE
This creative recipe from mad scientist-chef Daniel Facen features an exciting combination of cocoa, pork, artichokes and herbed bread.
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