We bought a big huge jar of petite artichoke hearts but they are in water - not marinated. What can I make with these?
petite artichokes - not marinated - what to do with it?
I've never had them from a jar where they weren't marinated. I've purchased them frozen and not marinated. I like to push the leaves out a bit and fill the creases with freshly minced garlic and a little salt in olive oil. Then I grate a healthy amount of fresh parmesan over and in the leave creases and then sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs. They get baked until the crumbs and cheese take on a toasted color. They are good warm to room temperature or can be saved and eaten cold. You can also replace the water with extra virgin olive oil, whole garlic, thyme or oregano, salt, peppercorns, and hot chilies if you like. Let them marinate at least a week and use as your own marinate. Save the now flavored artichoke oil for salad dressings. Use the cloves and peppercorns crushed. If you are wild about artichokes (I am) try a vegetable escabeche with artichokes, carrots, red onion, green beans, sweet peppers, etc.. There are a number of online recipes.
You can make pasta salad and add them to that, or heat them and remove from water and serve with melted butter with a splash of lemon juice to dip them in before eating. I love them both ways! :)
box of rotini pasta cooked, drained and cooled off (I like the colored pasta for this)
Zesty Italian Dressing (add half bottle and mix, taste and add more if desired)
small can of sliced black olives (drained)
small can of sliced mushrooms (drained)
cherry tomatoes (handful or so)
mozzerella cheese (I dice a few mozzerella balls)
red onion sliced (if you like red onion, add it)
artichokes (marinated or not, halved or quartered)
roasted red peppers in jar (cut up a couple or more if you like)
This is a recipe we use, it can vary according to what you like. You could add raw broccolli or cauliflower or carrots.... it is just a salad!! :)
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