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Categories: Appetizers, Vegetables

Artichokes Barigoule

Artichokes barigoule--slowly braised in wine, oil and stock enhanced with aromatic vegetables and herbs--may be a classic dish in restaurant kitchens, but it is all but unknown to American home cooks. Think of it as you would tapenade, that infinitely ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes plus 8 hours chilling | Serves 8
  • 2 cups white wine
  • Olive oil
  • 8 artichokes
  • 1 to 2 lemons, halved
  • 8 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on the bias
  • 6 onions, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 3/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 bouquet garni (leek greens, parsley, thyme and bay leaves, tied together)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 3 ounces anchovies, chopped

Step 1Combine the wine and 3/4 cup oil in a bowl large enough to hold the artichokes.

Step 2Cut off the top half of each artichoke and discard. Peel off 3 to 4 layers of the outer leaves from each artichoke, just until the yellow leaves begin to show. Cut off the artichoke stems. At the base of each artichoke, shave off the ends of the tough outer leaves by turning the artichoke against a small, sharp knife. Trim the outside of each artichoke base until no dark green areas remain. Cut off the remaining top 1/3 of the artichoke and use a small spoon to scoop out the fibrous choke and small, purple-tipped leaves. Rub each heart with a halved lemon, then drop it into the wine and olive oil mixture.

Step 3Heat 1/4 cup oil in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Cook the carrots and onions until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and shallots and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add the artichoke hearts and cook 3 more minutes. Add the bouquet garni, the stock and the anchovies. Cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and cook until the artichokes are easily pierced with a knife, 12 to 15 minutes. Gently remove the artichokes to a container where they are not stacked, pour the cooking liquid over them and let cool. If your container is not large enough to hold the aromatics, you can strain the liquid before chilling the artichokes. Chill at least 8 hours or overnight.

Each serving:
29 calories; 203 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 1 gram fat; 0 saturated fat; 4 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 2.10 grams fiber.
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