I’m not usually a huge artichoke heart fan (I do love fresh artichokes), but something out of the ordinary hit me recently where I really had this urge to make a meal using them! I don’t know what came over me—but I didn’t ask a lot of questions, LOL—and just started to figure out what I could make.
I often cook seafood on Friday nights since that’s usually our grocery store day, and it’s obviously a very perishable purchase. So, I thought artichokes and seafood would make the perfect pair. Also, something else that came into play here, I recently made the Cajun Shrimp Alfredo from my first cookbook and thought I could use a similar concept with different flavors to make this a yummy new recipe!
The outcome was this delicious, fresh combo pictured below, and I have to tell you, using a quality butter as the base of this dish makes it especially yummy. My daughter, who claims she doesn’t like seafood (and even reminded us while we were eating this for dinner that she doesn’t like seafood), finished her bowl clean. Um, anyone else with tweens/teens who understands this kind of behavior?! But, even so, I am marking this one as a new dinner hit that I’ll be making again soon for sure. :)
Are you also a fair weather artichoke heart fan? Or do you love them all the way?