Creamy Crab & Spinach Stuffed Purple Artichokes

Stuffed to perfection, we think you - or your guests - will enjoy these stuffed purple artichokes. Crab and artichokes together make for a luxurious dish whether enjoyed as an appetizer or a light fare meal.

Creamy Crab & Spinach Stuffed Purple Artichokes
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Serves: 4
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
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For the artichokes:

  • 4 medium-sized artichokes 
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained OR Ocean Mist Farms Value-Added Spinach
  • 3/4 cup crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the breadcrumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
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  1. Trim the bottoms and tops of the artichokes and bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Place the artichokes in the water and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  2. While the artichokes cook, make the filling and breadcrumb topping. In a medium bowl, mix spinach, artichokes, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, scallions, cayenne, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt and olive oil. Set aside.
  4. Drain the artichokes and pat dry with a clean towel. Place on a baking sheet. Press the leaves gently back to reveal the inner choke and prickly leaves. Pull out the prickly leaves and gently scrape out the choke with a spoon. 
  5. Fill artichokes with spinach mixture. Sauce should cover tops and fill into artichoke leaves. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over tops of artichokes.
  6. Bake the artichokes for 10-15 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden. Serve warm.
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