Ricotta-Stuffed Artichoke Hearts


4 artichokes
1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup fresh whole-milk ricotta cheese
2 Tbsp. minced anchovies
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

• Pare the artichokes by cutting off the top and stem and then carefully cutting off the dark green part down to the choke and heart.

• Immediately rub each heart with a cut lemon half, then put in lemon water to keep from turning brown. Bring the lemon water to a boil and cook the hearts until tender, about 15 minutes.

• Drain, then scoop out the choke and discard.

• In a small bowl, combine the garlic, parsley, mint, ricotta and anchovies and season with salt and pepper to taste.

• Stuff the artichoke hearts with the cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot.