Artichoke Baskets With Caper Dip Recipe
2 artichokes (about 12oz each)
1/2 cup fat free mayonnaise
1 cl garlic, minced
1 tbsp small capers, or
1 small pickle, chopped
1 tbsp caper or pickle brine
Impress your favorite valentine with these lovely artichoke baskets
filled with a creamy fat free dip. FOR ARTICHOKES: With sharp knife,
cut off stems. With scissors, snip off prickly tips. Rinse and shake
ff water. Wrap artichokes in plastic wrap and place on microwave safe
plate or place in a microwave safe casserole. Add 1/4 cup water and
cover. Place in microwave and cook on high 5-1/2 to 8-1/2 minutes
until lower leaves can be pulled off and base pierces easily with fork
rotate and rearrange halfway through cooking. Let stand 3-5 minutes.
TO PREPARE DIP: In small bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, capers and
TO PREPARE BASKET: Remove 1/4 of one side of artichoke leaves;
Carefully remove and discard the choke. Place on small plate. Fill
inside of basket with caper kip and allow some to spill out onto the
plate. Chill until ready to serve. If desired serve with reserved
artichoke leaves. NOTE* If desired, artichokes can be cooked on stove
top. Place trimmed artichokes stem side down in small saucepot just
big enough to hold them snugly. Pour boiling water to a depth of 1
inch,cover and steam 45 minutes over medium heat until done as above.
With tongs, remove from pot; drain. Makes 2 servings, 129 calories
Origin: Women's World, February 16, 1993 Shared by: Sharon Stevens
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