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Braised Artichokes

in Basil Citrus Sauce
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Braised Artichokes

Braised Artichokes - Appetizers as beautiful as they are aromatic

Difficulty:
advanced
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
Calories:
72
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
4
servings
2
2
2
8
small Artichokes (for braising)
2 tablespoons
2 sprigs
1 cup
6
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 large Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

1.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 1

Rinse 1 orange in hot water, wipe dry and remove zest in wide strips with a peeler. Squeeze juice from both oranges.

2.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 2

Squeeze juice from lemon into a large bowl and add 2 liters (about 1 quart) water. Peel onions and cut into thin strips.

3.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 3

Remove tough outer leaves and stems of artichokes and peel thoroughly with a vegetable peeler.

4.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 4

Cut artichokes into quarters, remove fuzzy portions and place artichokes immediately into lemon water to prevent discoloration. 

5.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 5

Heat the oil a pot and sauté onions until translucent. Rinse basil and shake dry and add to pot.

6.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 6

Add orange zest and juice and vegetable broth to pot and seson with salt and the peppercorns.

7.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 7

Drain artichokes and add to pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook over low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.

8.
Braised Artichokes preparation step 8

Lift artichokes from pot with a skimmer and serve hot or at room temperature, with baguette and garlic aioli as desired. 

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie72 kcal(3 %)
Protein4 g(4 %)
Fat2 g(2 %)
Carbohydrates6 g(4 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage17 g(57 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate61 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin5.4 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C13 mg(14 %)
Potassium338 mg(8 %)
Calcium98 mg(10 %)
Magnesium33 mg(11 %)
Iron2.1 mg(14 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.1 mg(1 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.4 g
Uric acid92 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
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