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Old 06-12-2005, 12:59 PM   #1
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Shrimp and Dill Sauce in Artichoke Cups

Haven't tried this yet, but it's on my to-do list. I'd like to experiment using whipped cream cheese in place of the yogurt, or adding some finely-chopped sun dried tomatoes. Sometimes I use recipes as a guide line & add the goodies I like.

Shrimp and Dill Sauce in Artichoke Cups

4 large artichokes
lemon wedges
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces plain yogurt
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/8 teaspoon pepper
minced fresh dill (optional)

Wash artichokes. Cut off stem ends and trim about 1 inch from top of each artichoke and about a fourth of outer leaves. Rub top of artichoke and trimmed leaves with a lemonwedge. Wrap in wax paper and microwave until tender and an inner leaf releases when gently pulled upon (approximately 6 minutes rotating once during the process).

Place upside down on a rack to cool. Gently spread center leaves apart and remove the choke with a spoon and discard. Chill if desired.

Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Add shrimp. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes, drain well and rinse with cold water. Chill and set aside.

Combine yogurt and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt mixture into the center of each artichoke. Arrange shrimp around upper edge of each artichoke, hanging over.


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Old 06-13-2005, 06:55 AM   #2
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I agree, Mish--the whipped cream cheese sounds like a really good variation!

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Old 06-13-2005, 07:48 AM   #3
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Thanks PA. Thinking I could dip n dunk the artichoke leaves and shrimp in the cream cheese mixture in the center.
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