Saturday, July 11, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Artichoke Gratinata

something rich, full flavored, and perfect in the summer time. Oh, and it bakes in about 10 minutes; all the more reason to serve this incredible side dish (and one of my favorites.)

From Giada De Laurentiis comes a perfect vegetarian option for your dinner table. Buon Appetito!

Artichoke Gratinata

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound frozen artichoke hearts, thawed (or you can use 2 cans)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup Marsala wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Warm the olive oil in a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the artichoke hearts, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes and cook until the artichoke hearts are starting to brown at the edges, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and wine and simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer the artichoke mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.

Melt the butter in the same skillet used to cook the artichokes. In a small bowl mix the melted butter with the bread crumbs. Stir in the Parmesan and top the artichokes with the bread crumbs. Bake until the top is golden, about 10 minutes.

You can also add pancetta or cappacola if you want. Simply take 3 or 4 slices, slice into small pieces, and brown over medium heat until crisp. Add before baking.


the walking man said...

I am certainly happy you mention this as a side dish. Whew! Now that you have all that flavor in the skillet through on the meat!

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WhiteSockGirl aka The Fabulous Bitch said...

Ah, it sounds delicious! But you should have posted a pic,...

JennyMac said...

WSG: There is a pic at the end of the post! :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE artichoke hearts!

Yankee Girl said...

This sounds and looks totally rad an delicious!

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When Pigs Fly said...

Yum! Wish I had more time to go out and pick the ingredients up for tonight. Thanks for stopping by my site. I will be back for more great posts.

shydub said...

Looks delish, I only tasted artichoke once and it was good. I just dont know how to cook them. thanks for sharing the recipe.

mamammelloves said...

This looks delicious! I've always wanted to try making artichokes. This looks like the perfect recipe to try! :)

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Pop and Ice said...

The gratinata sounds absolutely delicious and I'm going to secretly slide it into one of our meals in the hopes that my vegetarian daughter will like it!

Lee said...

Looks yummy! Almost makes me want to cook!! Stopping in from SITS!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

You had me at artichoke... Sounds delish!!

Alicia said...

hey girl, thanks for coming by! that looks so yummy!! i'm seriously drooling right now!

Mr London Street said...

Artichoke hearts are about the only healthy thing I like eating. I may have to try this recipe out.

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Oh my... YUM.

Artichoke is one of my favourites. Sadly, it's out of season here at the moment (winter), but I'll have to bookmark this one for springtime.

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Holy cow, I have everything I need to make that, including the artichokes - that's a keeper! I read your previous post and if you get a second, check out my post from yesterday - it talks about a spelling doozie in there! Love your site - too adorable!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok...I'm ready...where is an extra fork??!

Looks YUM!

Dumb Mom said...

Looks delicious! Hubby is so anti-artichoke though it's not even funny! Maybe I can trick him into it... Thanks for visiting my spot today, I love SITS!

Sweet Serendipity said...

Oh my, that sounds amazing. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

Helen McGinn said...

Oh my word. I love you for posting this! *clutching a few pounds and running off to the shops for artichoke hearts...once the rain stops...*