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These delicious Stuffed Artichokes with Smoked Salmon are an very easy meal to prepare. I created this recipe when I had extra homemade Smoked Salmon that I needed to use. Since I love both artichokes and smoked salmon, this Stuffed Artichoke dish is a winner in my book.
During artichoke season, fresh artichokes are a must have. A good test of freshness is to press the leaves against each other which should produce a squeaking sound. If the artichoke feels heavy for its size and squeaks when squeezed, you have found a fresh artichoke.
Did you know?
Ancient Greeks and Romans considered artichokes a delicacy and an aphrodisiac. In Ancient Greece, the artichoke was attributed to being effective in securing the birth of boys.
In the 16th century, eating an artichoke was reserved only for men. Women were denied the pleasure because the artichoke was considered an aphrodisiac and was thought to enhance sexual power.
The “vegetable” that we eat is actually the plant’s flower bud. If allowed to flower, the blossoms measure up to seven inches in diameter and are a beautiful violet-blue color.
Also learn about the History and Legends of Artichokes.
Stuffed Artichokes with Smoked Salmon Recipe: