Artichokes with Saffron and Almonds

Artichokes with Saffron and Almonds

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"These artichokes are sauteed with figs, saffron, and Marcona almonds. This is a perfect spring recipe sure to please the crowd. Garnish the finished dish with sliced olives and a few saffron strands."
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40 m servings 283 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.6 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 29g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 299 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place figs in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Allow the figs to plump for 5 minutes, then remove. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of saffron threads into the remaining liquid, and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add artichokes, and toss until coated with oil. Pour in saffron water and salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the artichokes are tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Uncover the artichokes and increase heat to medium-high. Add the figs, almonds, vinegar, and paprika. Cook and stir until all of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat, recover, and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.


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This is really simple and really good. Regular almonds will do in a pinch, and I subbed sherry for the vinegar.

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