- 5 tablespoons olive oil, separated in 2 parts
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon fennel seeds, ground
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- ½ cup grated gruyere cheese, separated in 2 parts
- 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
- 4 large artichokes, stems removed and cleaned
- ¾ cup dry white wine
- ¾ cups chicken stock
1 hour 40 minutes
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- Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
- Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onions and sauté for about 6 minutes, until translucent and softened.
- Add the garlic, thyme and ground fennel seeds. Stir for 2 minutes.
- Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
- Add the breadcrumbs, ¼ of the cup of cheese and the capers. Season with salt and pepper.
- Stuff the center of each artichoke with 2 levelled spoonfuls of the filling. Add another ½ - 1 teaspoon of the filling between the outer leaves. Gently pull them outward and add the filling.
- Transfer stuffed artichokes to a 13x9x2 cm glass baking dish.
- Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the remaining ¼ cup of grated cheese into the pan but not over the artichokes.
- Add the wine and chicken stock.
- Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour, until you can easily pierce the artichokes with a knife.
- When ready, place stuffed artichokes in plates, drizzle with some sauce from the pan and serve.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.