Some artichokes showed up in the pantry. I had never done stuffed artichokes before, or cooked them any other way than in a boil. I wanted to do them with a spicy sausage cornbread stuffing (next time) but was advised by the committee that the artichokes were to be stuffed with artichoke dip.
I tried to prep the first one raw and it was a mess. I ended up boiling them for 30 min and then shocking them in cold water as best I could. This allowed me to pull them apart and get the middle bits and inner, inedible fur out leaving a nice cavity for stuffing.
I had not shopped for artichoke dip ingredients so had to wing it with random items on hand. I mixed up some cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, jack cheese blend, sriracha, lemon juice, Italian bread crumbs, chopped jalapeño, and artichoke into a calorie rich paste that could stand up a spoon.
They went on to the egg with shrimp ABT's that were in there finishing stages
They browned up nicely and were receptive to the cherry wood smoke
It was so good, I almost forgot to take a pic of it plated
With ribs, cornbread, and dill carrots from the garden. It was a nice supper!
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