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Signs of Spring: Italian Stuffed Artichokes

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Sangria Artichokes for Italian Stuffed Artichokes by FamilySpice.com

We seemed to have skipped winter here in Southern California and have been enjoying spring-like weather for months. This means that everything has been blooming, earlier than nature planned. I know this, as my allergies blew up and have remained active since Christmas! My last tomato plant never died and is full of yellow blooms. Tulips and other bulbs are blooming everywhere. It’s quite a sight.

This might sound foreign to my friends who are enjoying suffering through a real winter season. Frankly, ice and 3 feet of snow is equally foreign to ME. I hate being cold. I’m a big woosie when it comes the cold. I walk around my tiled house wearing my big, fuzzy boots to keep warm. I swear the house is freezing cold, but the thermostat says 68ºF.

It must be broken.

Sangria Artichokes for Italian Stuffed Artichokes by FamilySpice.com

I received these gorgeous Sangria Artichokes from Frieda’s Produce again this year. They certainly scream out, “Spring!”

Every year I look forward to artichoke season. I did not appreciate them fully until I moved to California 15 years ago. We enjoy artichokes steamed, roasted, grilled – you name it. So this time, I decided to stuff them with scrumptious panko and parmesan cheese.

Italian Stuffed Artichokes by FamilySpice.com

It took all of about 15 minutes for these babies to be inhaled.

Lucky for us, spring is only 3-weeks away!

Italian Stuffed Artichokes by FamilySpice.com

You can find the full recipe here for these Italian Stuffed Artichokes. And try these other scrumptious artichoke recipes:

Braised Baby Purple Artichokes

Chile-Lime Roasted Artichokes

Grilled Balsamic Artichokes

Sangria Artichoke with Garlic Butter

Tequila Lime Roasted Artichokes

 

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5 Responses to Signs of Spring: Italian Stuffed Artichokes

  1. I haven’t made — or even eaten — a stuffed artichoke for years! And it’s a great dish. Yours look particularly good. Super job with these, and I’ve been seeing some lovely artichokes in the markets recently. Probably time to make this again! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Laura, absolutely beautiful — as always!

  3. Eha at #

    Asparagus and artichokes mean spring to me more than any other happening methinks :) ! Lovely recipe Laura and tho’ we are just entering our autumn, our winter is like California’s and I too dislike being cold and rug up in my ugg boots when noone is looking! You were lucky . . . look what happened and is still happening in the NE of your fair land!

  4. These stuffed fresh artichokes look stunning, Laura.

  5. Stuffed artichokes are such a treat!

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