Log In   ·   Become A Member

4th Of July BBQ Starter: Kevin West's Artichoke Hearts Marinated In Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Nicole Barylski

Gourmet preserve guru and "Saving the Seasons" author Kevin West has created a versatile summer dish that you should include at your 4th of July BBQ. Artichoke Hearts Marinated in Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc can be paired with a charcuterie platter during hors d'oeuvres. It can also be used to elevate a brick oven pizza, to accompany pasta or as a side dish for grilled BBQ items.

Artichoke Hearts Marinated in Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc. (Courtesy Photo)

Artichoke Hearts Marinated in Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc:

Yields 2 Pints

 • 2 lemons, halved
 • 8 cups water
 • 3 cups Simi Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
 • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon)
 • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (or nearly twice as much flakier kosher salt)
 • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
 • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
 • 1 bay leaf, torn in half
 • freshly ground black pepper
 • 8 globe artichokes (or twice as many baby artichokes)
 • 2 small dried red peppers or several pinches of red pepper flakes
 • 2 inch-long strips of lemon zest
 • 2 whole garlic cloves, lightly crushed
 • 4 fresh thyme springs
 • 2 fresh parsley sprigs
 • 2 small fresh rosemary springs
 • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

1. Squeeze three lemon halves into a medium mixing bowl, and add the water. (Note: Reserve the remaining lemon half for juice.)
2. Trim the artichokes by snapping off the tough outer leaves and scraping out the fuzzy choke with the edge of a spoon. With a sharp knife, trim the stem and pare all the tough green peel. Immediately plunge the artichoke hearts in the acidulated water to prevent browning. (Note: To trim baby artichokes, remove the tough outer leaves only and snip the prickly tip off the pale inner leaves.)
3. Place the trimmed hearts in a lidded pot.
4. Add the wine, juice from the remaining half-lemon, salt, oregano, dried thyme, and bay leaf. Season generously with black pepper—about six twists of a pepper mill.
5. Bring to a boil, and cover tightly. Adjust the heat to maintain a lively simmer for 10 minutes, or until the artichokes are tender but not mushy. (Note: Smaller artichokes will cook faster.)
6. Remove from the stove.
7. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the artichoke hearts to a platter.
8. When cool enough to handle, cut into quarters. Cut baby artichokes in half.
9. Divide the red pepper, lemon zest, garlic, and fresh herbs between two pint jars. (Note: Chef West likes wide-mouth jars with wire-bail closures.)
10. Snugly pack the artichoke hearts into the jars.
11. Ladle in cooking liquid to cover, leaving 1/2" headspace.
12. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to each jar, and, if you like, an extra pinch of dried oregano and more freshly ground black pepper.
13. Seal the jars, and store in the refrigerator for up to a month.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski


Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Hamilton Hoge
As the owner’s representative our practice encompasses all aspects of a project from pre-purchase property due diligence, program development iterations, advisement on systems, analyze contracts/vendors, critical path analysis, feasibility and schedule. The strength of our approach is in facilitating organized communication. We strongly analyze all representations and warranties for the protection and benefit of our client.

Citarella
The Citarella Standard. We’re passionate about sourcing and selling the world’s best seafood. When you order our fresh seafood online, what you receive always reflects the unrivaled standard of our markets. It’s hand-prepared, never frozen, and shipped overnight. 631-283-6600.