Artichoke baskets with caper dip
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Artichoke baskets with caper dip
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:05:04 AM. Recipe ID 29859. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Artichoke baskets with caper dip
 Categories: Vegetables, Dips
      Yield: 4 Servings
      2    Artichokes (about 12oz each)
    1/2 c  Fat free mayonnaise
      1 cl Garlic, minced
      1 tb Small capers, OR
      1 sm Pickle, chopped
      1 tb 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
  caper brine.
  TO PREPARE BASKET:  Remove 1/4 of one side of artichoke leaves;
  reserve 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

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Recipe ID 29859 (Apr 03, 2005)

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