Garlic Roasted Artichokes with Mozzarella

Garlic Roasted Artichokes with Mozzarella
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Garlic Roasted Artichokes
Anne Dolce
Garlic Roasted Artichokes

I've always steamed artichokes, so I wrote this recipe in an attempt to get a deeper, richer flavor from roasting. While a delicious accompaniment to the artichoke, the mozzarella gets a bit tough, so be warned that you'll have to tear off pieces of it as you go.

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2
Servings
267
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • artichokes, 1 inch trimmed from the top and stemmed
  • cloves garlic
  • lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  freshly grated mozzarella
  • 1/2  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dijon mustard

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Place each artichoke on top of a piece of aluminum foil large enough so that you can bring up the ends and twist over the artichoke. Stuff the cloves of garlic into the center of each artichoke, pushing them down deep into the center of the artichoke. Squeeze half of the lemon over each artichoke, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over each artichoke. Pull the edges of the aluminum up over the artichoke and twist so that they're tightly sealed.

Bake the artichokes until the bottom flesh of the outer leaves is tender, about 45-60 minutes. To make sure they're done, carefully open one of the aluminum packages and tear a leaf off to try it. When they're done, open both packages carefully and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly on top of each, mounding it towards the middle so that it melts evenly. Turn the oven to broil and broil the artichokes until the cheese is melted and bubbling, for 5 minutes.

Mix the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and remaining lemon juice together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with the artichokes for dipping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
33µg
8%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
73mg
10%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
261mg
17%
Water
57g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.