• 15 Ratings

The key to success with this recipe is to look for deep-green artichokes that are heavy for their size with tightly shut leaves; artichokes are best cooked the same day they're bought



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Zest one lemon; set zest aside. Cut the lemon in half, and squeeze juice into a large bowl of water, add lemon rinds. Trim artichokes; working with one at a time, snap off tough outer bottom leaves. Cut off upper third of artichoke. Snip remaining leaf tips with scissors. Trim long stem, leaving a flat bottom. Peel stem and place in acidulated water. Gently spread artichoke leaves away from center, revealing choke. Remove choke with a spoon and discard. Place artichoke in acidulated water. Repeat with remaining artichokes.

  • In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmigiano and Pecorino cheeses, 4 tablespoons oil, parsley, oregano, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Remove artichoke stems from water, and drain well. Chop finely, and stir into breadcrumb mixture.

  • Remove artichokes from water, and drain well. Fill each artichoke with 1/4 of breadcrumb mixture; spread leaves to allow stuffing to sit inside, and mound stuffing on top. Place 1/2 cup water in bottom of a 9-by-9-inch baking dish. Fit artichokes into baking dish. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake until heart is soft when pierced with the tip of a knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove foil; bake until breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 10 minutes more. Cut remaining lemon into wedges, and serve on the side.


15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0