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Roasted Stuffed Artichokes

Difficulty 3/5
Prep time 45 mins

Cook time 20 mins
Serves 2-4

Hardwood Cherry

These chokes are no joke. Artichokes are stuffed with pancetta, shallots, garlic, white wine mixture, loaded with gruyere and pecorino cheese and topped with breadcrumbs and fresh parsley.


2 large artichokes

Juice of 3 lemons

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 small shallot, finely chopped

2 large garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup chopped pancetta

1/3 cup dry white wine

4 cups fresh bread crumbs

1/4 cup Italian parsley, finely chopped

1 TBSp gruyere, finely grated

1/2 Tbsp pecorino cheese, finely grated

Salt and pepper, to taste


Fill a steamer pot with a few inches of water. Place the steamer basket on cover pot and bring water to a boil. Turn heat to low and let simmer.

Cut 1-inch from top of each artichoke and enough off the bottom to form a base. Remove tough outer leaves and discard. Use kitchen scissors to cut off the sharp tips of the leaves. Using your hands, carefully pulls the leaves away from middle of the artichokes, so that you can see down the choke.

Use a spoon to gently scrape away and discard all the fuzz. Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice over each artichoke.

Place artichoke stem-end up in the steamer basket. Cover and steam for approximately 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a large sauce pan, cook the pancetta until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove pancetta from sauce pan, add butter and sauté the garlic and shallots. Return the pancetta to saucepan add the lemon juice and wine. Stir and simmer for about 4 minutes.

Add bread crumbs and parsley, stir to blend and remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let cool slightly.

Place artichokes on a baking dish and using a spoon, fill the center of each artichoke with stuffing to the maximum capacity. Fill the spaces between the leaves as well.

When ready to cook start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until fire is established (4-5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat, lid closed 10-15 minutes.

Sprinkle the top of each artichoke with a mixture of pecorino and gruyere cheese. Place baking dish in the pre-heated Traeger and bake until the bread crumbs are golden brown and cheese are melted, approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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