As we approach Thanksgiving, hopefully menus are being finalized and you know exactly when you need to do to start preparing the big feast. I say “hopefully” because, well, in a perfect world that would be the case. But for most of us, myself included, I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I would like to make. The dinner itself is mostly planned but the appetizers could use a little work so I’ve been doing some testing. That is the really fun part right?
Most of the cooking that takes place on Thanksgiving requires a lot of work. And that is fine. I actually enjoy it. But it is also nice to have a few dishes that won’t require much time to prepare at all. This appetizer is one of them. A quick marinade in some olive oil, balsamic and a few seasonings give a sweet kiss to artichoke hearts. Then to add a bit of salt to the mix, they are wrapped with salty prosciutto. Now, as soon as you wrap them with the prosciutto you can serve them. I’m sure they would be delicious cold. I, however, decided to broil them just until the prosciutto was a little crispy. It was the perfect bite.
RonaldNovember 29, 2010 at 8:16 am
How can u tell if theyre canned or frozen?
Tanja in VA. BeachNovember 26, 2010 at 8:13 am
These were a HUGE hit at our Thanksgiving celebration. Thanks so much for your inspired recipes!
StephenCNovember 19, 2010 at 9:44 am
I am so pleased that you are using frozen artichoke hearts. They are superior to canned by far. I’m considering an artichoke dip for Thanksgiving, but haven’t finalized that yet. Thanks for a lovely idea.
DesereeNovember 19, 2010 at 10:38 am
I agree Stephen. I used to use canned all the time but once I found frozen I just can’t used the canned anymore. The frozen ones are the next best thing to the fresh variety.
Fun and Fearless in BeantownNovember 19, 2010 at 9:19 am
This seems really different from the typical asparagus or fig wrapped in proscuitto.