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Offline JimmyMak

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artichokes
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:42:48 PM »
Anyone used artichokes , what kind & method.


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Re: artichokes
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 07:02:52 PM »
Anyone used artichokes , what kind & method.

Yep.

The marinated kind.

The method was as follows: Take out of jar, put on pizza.

Bake.

Eat.
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Re: artichokes
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 07:24:33 PM »
JimmyMak,
I also sometimes use the marinated artichoke hearts, but first I drain them and chop them a little.  I tried them straight from the jar but the chunks were too big and the pizza was too oily.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 07:28:41 PM »
I'm trying them tomorrow. there canned in brine. Hey its worth a try. they use them in Italy, meat pizzas are expensive.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 07:40:52 PM »
I'm trying them tomorrow. there canned in brine. Hey its worth a try. they use them in Italy, meat pizzas are expensive.

Artichokes in brine are quite acidic & tend to add a vinegary taste to the pizza, even if you dry them out.  Artichokes marinated in olive oil are a much better choice.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 08:50:11 PM »
Artichokes in brine are quite acidic & tend to add a vinegary taste to the pizza, even if you dry them out.  Artichokes marinated in olive oil are a much better choice.

Matt

I have to agree with Matt...

If you have canned 'chokes you are wanting to use, it would probably be better to put them in a pasta salad where the vinegar flavor would be welcomed, rather than on a pizza where the flavor might not.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 03:10:39 AM »
I love artichokes on pizza but I never use marinated artichokes.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 07:10:59 PM »
i use the marinated kind for convenience.  i drain and dry them of the oil they're packed in, and then brown them in a pan.  and then on the pizza.  one of my favorite toppings.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 10:10:59 PM »
I too made the mistake of buying the wrong marinated artichokes.  It absolutely ruined the pizza.  I threw them away.  I was told that you can buy them frozen.  Anyone try frozen?

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 01:11:09 AM »
Drain and quarter it is what I do.
Italian sausage, artichoke hearts, shallots, garlic, and capers.


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Re: artichokes
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 08:16:18 PM »
I only use artichokes on my pizza for certain friends. I find them packed in water on occasion.  Twice when I have had Mexican friends over for pizza they pick the artichokes off. At close to $4.00 a can rather disconcerting. But so is putting ketchup on my pizza. ???
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Re: artichokes
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 10:19:47 PM »
I finally found some canned artichokes that taste ok.  Only like 1.79 a can. 

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 09:08:09 AM »
Trader joe's  has them packed in water with the stems.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 09:29:00 AM »
Here is one I made ; Artichokes and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 10:05:31 AM »
This pizza I made was dressed with Lesís sauce, Parmesan cheese, Grande Flor-di-Latte fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, artichoke hearts, red onions, and bacon.  After the pie was finished baking, I also used fresh baked, grated walnuts to sprinkle over the top of the pie.  There also was fresh basil placed on this pie.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 02:49:12 PM »
If you can find frozen artichoke hearts saute them with some garlic and herbs of your choice. Much better than canned.

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Re: artichokes
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
If you can find frozen artichoke hearts saute them with some garlic and herbs of your choice. Much better than canned.

Michael

I agree. There is no comparison. The frozen hearts almost taste like an artichoke.

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