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Hearts of Romaine with Marinated Artichokes


24 fresh baby artichokes (about 1 to 1-1/2 ounces each), or 2 (9 ounce) packages frozen artichoke hearts
2 lemons, halved
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup bottled nonfat Italian salad dressing
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 heads romaine lettuce
1 roasted red bell pepper, peeled and sliced in thin strips

 

Directions:
Make marinated artichoke hearts, If using fresh artichokes:

  • ill a medium bowl with cold water and add the juice of 1/2 lemon.
  • Peel back the outer leaves on each artichoke until they break off at the base.
  • Keep removing leaves until you reach the pale green "heart."
  • Cut about 1/3 inch off the top of the heart to remove the pointed tips.
  • Cut away any stem.
  • Trim the base to remove any dark green parts immediately rub each heart all over with lemon to prevent browning, using two of the remaining lemon halves.
  • Drop the hearts into the bowl of water.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add salt and the juice of the remaining lemon half.
  • Drain artichokes and add to boiling water.
  • Cook until tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and pat dry.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut each artichoke in half lengthwise.
  • Let fresh artichokes cool.

 

Make marinated artichoke hearts, If using frozen artichokes:

  • Thaw them and pat them dry.
  • Cut in half if whole.

 

  • In a small bowl, combine artichoke halves, dressing, and parsley.
  • Toss gently.
  • Pull off all the dark green outer leaves of the lettuce, reserving for another use.
  • Use only the pale green inner leaves (the “hearts”).
  • Each heart should weigh 6 to 8 ounces.
  • Cut off the core, leaving the leaves whole.
  • Rinse well with cold water and pat thoroughly dry.
  • Arrange romaine hearts on a large serving platter in a sunburst pattern.
  • Using a slotted spoon to lift them out of the marinade, arrange artichokes at the base of the hearts.
  • Crisscross strips of red pepper over the romaine leaves, then drizzle the leaves with the remaining artichoke marinade.

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