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Baked artichokes with provolone cream sauce

Recipe by:Executive Chef Matt Molina
Capo's, San Francisco

Ingredients

  • 1/2 baguette
    1/8 cup olive oil
    1 tbsp. salt
    1 tsp. black pepper
    1/8 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 cup sour cream
    1 cup mayonnaise
    2 tbsp. cream cheese
    2 tsp. granulated garlic
    1/2 cup shredded provolone
    1/2 cup cooked spinach
    2 cups marinated artichoke hearts
    Lemon
    1/2 cup grated Percorino Romano
    Crushed chili flakes

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette diagonally into 1/4-inch slices. You should have 10 to 15 slices. Place slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush each slice with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake toasts for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and browned. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and garlic in a saucepan and heat until just warmed. Mix in provolone and spinach, and return to stove to warm up dip.

In a separate sauté pan, heat artichoke hearts until just warmed through.

To serve, put heated dip in a serving dish and place artichoke hearts in the middle of the dish. Top with a squeeze of lemon, Pecorino Romano and a sprinkle of chili flakes. Place toasted baguette slices around the perimeter of the dish.

Serves 1 to 2

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