Artichokes with spicy crab

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
24 Baby
1 Lemon
¾ pounds Fresh cooked crabmeat
¼ cup Whipping cream
1 tablespoon Capers
¼ cup Green peppers -- finely
Chopped
2 tablespoons Minced green onion
3 tablespoons Minced shallot
2 tablespoons White wine
Salt and freshly ground
Pepper -- to taste
Worcestershire sauce -- to
Taste
Minced fresh parsley -- for
Garnish
Lemon wedges -- for
Accompaniment
Artichokes

1. Pull off dark green outer leaves of artichokes until you reach the pale green "heart." Cut ½-inch off top and trim stem end down to the pale green part. Rub artichoke hearts well with lemon and cook in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and pat dry. Pull out some of the innermost leaves and spread the hearts open slightly.

2. In a bowl combine crabmeat, cream, capers, green pepper, green onion, and mustard. In a small skillet over moderate heat, heat butter and oil. Add shallots and cook until translucent (4 to 5 minutes). Add wine and cook until mixture is reduced to a glaze. Cool slightly and add to crab mixture. Season with salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.

3. Stuff artichoke hearts with crab mixture. Pack into a tightly sealed container along with a plastic bag of minced parsley and the lemon wedges. At serving time, garnish hearts with minced parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Recipe By : The California Culinary Academy

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