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Artichokes with Lemon Za'atar Dipping Sauce

April 23, 2013

1 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon (about ¼ cup)
¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted
3 tablespoons dried thyme
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon ground sumac
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 large artichokes
1 lemon, quartered
2 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS1. Make the lemon za'atar dipping sauce: Put the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sesame seeds, thyme, mustard, sumac, salt, and cayenne in a small mixing bowl. Stir well with a rubber spatula or a spoon to combine. (Note: The sauce can be refrigerated, with plastic wrap pressed against the surface, for up to 2 days.)

2. Prepare the artichokes: first cut off the bottom portion of the stem, leaving only 1 inch of the stem attached. Using a sharp knife (sometimes a serrated knife works best for this), cut off the tip of the artichoke, slicing straight across about 2 inches down. Using scissors, clip off the sharp spikes on the tips of the remaining leaves.

3. Put the artichokes in a large pot,... Get the recipe >>


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