Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winner of October's Iron Chef Challenge: Artichokes


Well the results are in from October's Iron Chef Challenge featuring Artichokes from our sponsor Ocean Mists Farms and this contest proved to be challenging for some of our bloggers this was their first time cooking with artichokes.

A representative from Ocean Mists Farms did judge the recipes and made their selection.  The winning Artichoke recipe is............................... 

Grilled Garlic Artichokes by Heather from 3 Kids & Lots of Pigs

Ocean Mist Farms had this to say about the winning recipe; "From one farming family to another…we were thrilled to see they had never cooked with FRESH artichokes until this challenge.  Most people not familiar with artichokes think of using canned or frozen chokes- but we actually grow the fresh artichokes found in a fresh produce department of a grocery store. The cooking steps were well documented and the artichokes got a thumbs up from her sissy.  Tip: From the looks of the photos…we suggest maybe boiling them longer than 15 minutes to make sure the artichoke is cooked all the way through for a better eating experience!"
Congrats to Heather as she won a case of fresh artichokes that will be shipped right to her door.

And, big thanks to Ocean Mist Farms for being our sponsor.  Be sure to visit their website and sign up for their Artichokes Aficionados club more tips and recipes for artichokes.  You can also find them on facebook and twitter @artichokerecipe.