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                         SMOKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Artichokes
    2                    Scallion -- finely chopped
    6       tb           Olive oil
    1       c            Mushrooms -- finely chopped
      1/2   c            Bread crumbs
      1/4   c            Parmesan -- grated
    3       tb           White wine
    3       tb           Lemon juice
                         Salt & pepper
      1/2   ts           Garlic salt
      1/2   c            Prosciutto -- finely chopped
    1       tb           Parsley -- chopped
   Trim tops and leaves of artichokes with scissors and
   cut stalks level with base.  (I would cut off the top
   third of the artichoke and cut off the tips of the
   leaves remaining to remove “spikes”.) Put artichokes
   into a kettle of boiling salted water and simmer about
   35 to 40 minutes or until a leaf can be pulled out
   easily. Drain, refresh under cold running water, and
   let stand upside down until cool.
   To make the dressing:  Saute green onions slowly in 2
   tablespoons of the oil, until juszt tender.  Stir in
   mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes; then stir in bread
   crumbs and cheese.  Transfer mixture to a bowl and let
   stand until cool.  Stir in wine, lemon juice and
   remaining oil. Season well with garlic salt, salt and
   pepper, then add ham.
   Prepare each artichoke by pulling out some of the
   center leaves until the choke can be reached.  (I'd
   just cut off about the top third of the artichoke and
   the choke would be reachable.)  With a teaspoon,
   scrape out all the hairy choke.  Fill each artichoke
   with dressing and top with parsley.  Wrap each
   artichoke in foil, leaving the top open. Place on
   smoker grid and smoke for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
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