Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe was developed for RSC#11. Nice side dish for a dinner party or something special for the family. If desired, replace 2 tablespoons of the bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of crumbled parmesan or asiago cheese. If you'd rather not use alcohol, replace it with a tablespoon or so of lemon juice.
- 2 (13 3/4 ounce) cans artichoke hearts (whole)
- 1⁄3 cup dry breadcrumbs
- kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 3 medium shallots, sliced thin
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1⁄4 cup sun-dried tomato, cut into small strips
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 3⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 3⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 3 tablespoons white wine
- 1⁄2 cup smoked gouda cheese, shredded
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- If the pine nuts are not already toasted, place on a shallow pan and toast for about 5 minutes (being very careful not to let them burn).
- Drain artichoke hearts in a colander and pat dry.
- Spray a 9" square shallow pan with cooking spray. Roll artichokes in breadcrumbs seasoned with salt and pepper. Place artichokes in the pan in a single layer. Sprinkle any remaining breadcrumbs evenly over the artichokes, if desired. Cook uncovered for 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare topping. Heat oil in a small frying pan and saute the shallots. Add garlic after 2-3 minutes and continue to saute until shallots and garlic are lightly browned, about 5 minutes total.
- Remove from heat and add tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, thyme, basil and wine. Mix well and spread evenly over the top of the artichoke hearts. Top with shredded cheese.
- Continue baking, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and mixture is slightly bubbly. Serve immediately.
Very good side dish! We really liked the crispiness the breadcrumbs add, as well as the tanginess of the sun dried tomatoes. To save a little on the fat, I skipped the cheese and sauted the aromatics with the oiled sun dried tomatoes. This is definitely worth making again!
3 Stars - I really wanted to love this recipe. Everything in it is good, but we felt there were too many strong flavors competing. The breadcrumbs were too prominent & I do not think I would add the leftovers to the dish if I made it again, & probably substitute Asiago cheese for some of them as suggested in the description. As I write this, I am thinking that I will try the recipe again sometime with a few changes. Made & reviewed for RSC#11, January 2008.