Whole Roasted Lemon & Dill Artichokes

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Preparation time: 5min

Cooking time: 25-35min

SF, DF, GF, VG, Great for Kids

This recipe is the simplest in the world and yet it creates something so delicate, so decadent and so delicious.

There is something about whole artichokes that just seem abundant.  They are stunningly beautiful and boy, do you have to work hard to get to that delicious meaty heart in the centre.

Make these for guests you have coming over or just to pamper yourself one evening.  You barely have to do anything to cook them but be ready with a flannel or finger bowl when it is time to eat.

Just keep peeling back the outer layers until you get to the most delicious meaty middle which is your treat for all your hard work.

Enjoy my loves

Love Nx

INGREDIENTS(Serve 3-4)

  • 6 Artichokes, cut in half
  • 3 Lemons, cut in half
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Pinches Sea Salt Crystals
    Black Pepper
  • Few sprigs of fresh Dill

Method:

– Preheat oven to 175 degrees C
– Place artichoke halves in a roasting dish, heart side up
– Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt crystals and then squeeze the juice of the 3 lemons over the artichokes and place directly into the pan around the roasting dish
– Add on a few rounds of the pepper grinder.
– Bake for 25-30mins but check after 20mins
– The artichokes should be really crispy and golden, turning in colour but not burnt. Scatter the fresh dill over the artichokes and enjoy straight from the pan!

x

2 Comments
  • Ceri Jones

    May 9, 2017 at 8:33 am Reply

    These are beautiful! Did you use whole baby artichokes or large ones and peel off the outer layers? Can’t wait to try this! I cooked artichoke for the first time recently and just loved how beautiful they are!

    • nicky

      May 11, 2017 at 8:37 am Reply

      Hi lovely, I LOVE artichokes too! I just used the regular whole globes and peeled away the outer laters on eating. They do get a bit crisp but I love that rustic look. But the meat in the middle is so so delicious. Enjoy honey x

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