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Oct 14, 2006 12:29 AM

marinated artichokes

My roommate left me a huge jar of artichokes marinated in olive oil and vinegar - the kind from Costco. What do I do with it? I thought about putting it into pasta with some fresh herbs and garlic, but I'd appreciated ideas as I have lots of these to eat.

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  1. Couple of ideas. You could blend them into a paste and use as a spread for sandwiches. Would probably be really tasty with cheese and some roasted peppers.

    Make an antipasto salad, with some chokes, some cubed cheese, salami, olives, beans, roasted peppers, and use the artichoke marinade as a dressing on the whole thing.

    Just a tip, I've found the big jars from costco frequently have some of the more fibrous chewy petals still attached to the hearts.

    1. Drain the artichokes, saute chicken in the marinade, throw in the artichokes and some mushrooms, thicken the marinade and serve over rice.

      1. I love making raphael sauce with artichoke hearts. Here's a link to the recipe I use:

        1. Other than eat them straight from the jar, put them on pizza, add them to a salad, or make an artichoke dip.

          1. This is like bruschetta; store was making samples (it was delish) and trying to get people to buy their frozen Texas toast but you can make your own:

            Tomato Basil Toast

            4 or 5 basil leaves
            4 ripe plum tomatoes
            1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
            2 tablespoons sauteed peppers & onions
            1/4 cup feta cheese
            2 Tablespoons sliced black olives
            8 slices Texas toast (store bought or make your own with baguette sliced topped with olive oil & garlic and toasted in oven)

            Preheat oven to 425. Chop basil, tomatoes and artichoke hearts and combine with peppers & onions. Stir in cheese and olives. Arrange garlic toast slices on baking sheet; bake for 5 minutes on each side til browned. After garlic toasts come out of oven, spoon tomatoes mixture over toast slices.