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It's a nice easy little Artichoke Stew (YAKHNIT EL ARDISHAWKI) that's quick and easy to prepare.

  • 10 artichokes
  • 2 cups cubed meat
  • 1/2 cup samneh (or other shortening)
  • 3 chopped scallions (bulbs only)
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Clean artichokes well in running water.
  • Trim off tough leaves.
  • Cut stems close to heads. Remove outside leaves and choke from center and cut remaining heart into quarters.
  • Cut each artichoke into quarters.
  • Fry meat in samneh, add onions and scallions and fry until yellow.
  • Add water, salt and pepper. Cook under pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Open cooker. Add artichokes, lemon juice and more salt if it seems necessary.
  • Cook under pressure another 10 minutes. Open cooker. Simmer uncovered until most of sauce has evaporated. Add lemon juice; correct seasoning.
  • Serve hot with rice. Makes about eight portions.
Enjoy the Artichoke Stew (YAKHNIT EL ARDISHAWKI).

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