Artichokes with blue cheese

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in

Vegetables: Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection

Vegetables

By Le Cordon Bleu

Published 1998

  • About

Tender artichoke bottoms or hearts are the most delicious part of this vegetable. Stuffing them with a blue cheese purée makes them extra special.

Ingredients

  • 6 artichoke bottoms, cooked
  • 30 g (1 oz) blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 heaped tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • 50 g ( oz) unsalted butter, melted

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to moderately hot 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Rinse the cooked artichokes under cold water and set four aside.
  2. Cut the remaining two artichokes into cubes and place in a food processor. Process with the crumbled blue cheese until smooth, then season with freshly ground black pepper. Spoon into the four artichoke bottoms, forming the purée into a dome. Place in a baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and half the butter together and sprinkle on top. Drizzle with the remaining melted butter and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. In the picture, the artichokes are garnished with watercress.