Braised Artichokes with Spiced Feta and Mint

Braised Artichokes with Spiced Feta and Mint IMAGE Image by: Braised Artichokes with Spiced Feta and Mint IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

A salty feta topping gives this creamy, spicy dish its Mediterranean flair, while a hit of sriracha and a sprinkling of mint leaves impart a vibrant punch of cool and warm flavours.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2016

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 4 large artichokes trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60 g feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Method

Halve and juice lemons, reserving lemon halves. Set aside.

In skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the oil over medium heat; cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 1 minute. Add lemon juice, reserved lemon halves, artichokes, salt and 4 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Let cool enough to handle.

Using teaspoon, remove choke from centre of each artichoke; discard. Arrange artichokes, cut side up, in 2 L baking dish. Discard lemon halves.

Mix feta with chili sauce; sprinkle over artichokes. Broil until feta is golden, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with mint. Drizzle with remaining oil.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: How to cook artichokes
Halve and juice a lemon. Add the lemon halves, the juice and trimmed artichokes to a large saucepan of boiling salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and chill in ice water; drain well. Remove and discard chokes.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 11 g
  • Sodium 538 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 133.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 366 mg
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 52.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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