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Offline jan

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crabs and artichokes
« on: March 10, 2012, 10:59:42 AM »
Friday is typically a fasting day during Lent and yesterday a friend came up bringing supper to cook on the flat top of my wood stove.

He brought artichokes, proceeded to cut off the outer, tougher leaves, and peeled the stalk and cut it into three inch long pieces.  We halved the artichokes then brushed them with oil  and put them on the stove.  Turned them regularly until cooked (tested by eating a leaf).

In meantime put crabs also on wood stove (sorry, some were still alive).  Again turned them until they had changed colour. The they were ready.

I mixed an oil, lemon and origano sauce, with a little salt.

Good crusty brown loaf to mop up the delicious juices, and we enjoyed an excellent meal.  You do need something to bash the crab shells (and claws) to enable you to get at the meat inside!  Remember not to eat the 'dead mens' fingers in the crabs!

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Re: crabs and artichokes
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 12:23:57 PM »
This made my mouth water; what a lovely but simple meal with the flavours enhanced by the wood stove. You cannot beat a good fresh crab in my opinion.

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Re: crabs and artichokes
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 06:36:42 PM »
Mmm! My mouth's watering! Were these the blue crabs? As you mention leaves, I assume that these were not the Jerusalem artichokes.

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Re: crabs and artichokes
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 07:31:23 PM »
relations of the blue crab I was told but bigger and yes, the artichokes were the ordinary kind (incidentally was I correct to use the term leaves- or do they have a specific name?)

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Re: crabs and artichokes
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 08:16:18 PM »
Jan

My Husband had taped Rick Stein's programme in Corfu. We were just watching it again and now
my mouth is watering with the meal of just home grown vegetables that a Taverna in Lefkimi done.

All produce except the peas as they were not fully grown yet were fresh from the Ladies Garden. There was no fish or meat just Veg but it looked lovely. Including watching her peel and cut the artichokes she then rubbed a lemon on them before putting them in a pan along with Broad Beans, Peas (frozen), cabbage leaf's and oregano, lemon and more.  It looked absolutely gorgeous along with fresh bread.

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