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Stuffed Artichokes with Fava Beans

May 11, 2020
Photo by Saboush
Author Notes

Artichokes are Mediterranean vegetables. The word artichoke comes from Arabic (al-kharshof). When the Moors conquered Spain during the Middle-Ages the word passed into Spanish (Alcachofa), and then it passed into English, where it got its present pronunciation and spelling.

Artichokes are rich in fibre and good for intestinal health. In the meantime, broad beans in this delicious aromatic dish provide a lot protein.
Saboush

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 50 minutes
  • Makes 12-14 pices
Ingredients
  • 12-15 frozen artichoke bottoms, thawed
  • 2 medium size onions, finely sliced
  • 250 grams fava/broad beans
  • 1-2 tablespoons green peas
  • 1 pinch brown sugar
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped into small cubes
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 200-300 milliliters vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, for garnishing
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill leaves; 1 for cooking + 1 for garnishing
  • salt and pepper, for seasoning
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat a shallow pan with olive oil, sauté the onions until soft and pink. Add the broad beans, peas, carrots and sugar. Sauté for a further 5-8 minutes until vegetables start to get soft.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, pour some vegetable stock over, add half of the dill leaves and bring to a boil. Simmer for approximately 20 mins so that vegetables are soft outside, and slightly hard in the middle. Turn off the heat.
  3. Arrange your artichoke bottoms on a 25-27cm wide pan and spoon the fava bean fillings into the hollow part. Garnish with lemon rind, dill leaves and olive oil. Pour over any juices left from the filling if not add 1-2 cups of water. Close the lid.
  4. Return to heat, and simmer for 20 minutes until the artichoke bottoms are tender.
  5. Serve cold, after chilling for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Drizzle some lemon juice and olive oil before eating.

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