Baked Shrimp-Stuffed Artichokes

These are worth a bit of effort. You can make them in advance, then bake them just before serving.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium artichokes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • ½ medium sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup coarse breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 8 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 4 quarts plus ½ cup water
  • 1½ Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Remove any tough or brown outside leaves from artichokes. Use a sharp knife to cut off artichoke tops, about ½" down. Slam artichokes against a countertop to loosen leaves. Cut in half, from top to stem, and set aside. Remove the tough thistle-like center of each artichoke and discard. Set artichokes aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring. Add breadcrumbs, lemon zest, shrimp, parsley, and pepper. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Remove from heat and pulse briefly in a food processor or blender.
  • Boil artichokes in 4 quarts water with lemon juice and coriander for 18 minutes. Reserve cooking liquid.
  • Place artichokes in a medium baking dish with ½ cup water on the bottom. Top with shrimp filling. Drizzle with a bit of the reserved cooking liquid and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes.