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Stuffed Artichokes - Ardishawki Mahshi

Stuffed Artichokes - Ardishawki Mahshi
Enjoy a Lebanese Style main dish of Stuffed Artichokes - Ardishawki Mahshi.

  • 12 artichoke heads
  • 400 g (14 oz) minced meat
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fried pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter for frying meat and onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup finely chopped boiled carrots (optional)
  • a dash of ground pepper
  • a dash of ground allspice
  • a dash of flour
  • 2 cups water for cooking artichokes

1 Cover artichoke heads with water, flour and lemon juice. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove and fry in some butter. Place aside.

2 Fry onion until soft. Stir in meat, salt, and spice. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3 Remove meat from heat. Stir in carrots.

4 Distribute meat mixture over prepared artichokes. Place in a tray. Add water. Cover and cook over moderate heat for 15 minutes or until tender.

5 Serve artichokes hot, garnished with pine nuts and accompanied by cooked rice, radishes and lemon.


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