This dish had too much parsley in it for my liking and ended up taking away from the other flavors, so much in fact I couldn't taste anything else. I decided not to fill the artichokes because I didn't want to lose a lot of edible leaves. Artichokes aren't cheap!!! This dish was a pretty big disappointment!
This was outstanding. I'm a huge artichoke fan, and usually prefer to eat mine with mayo and lots of it. This recipe knocked my socks off, the flavors were spot on, it was fresh, and I did't feel guilty afterwards! The spread gets better after sitting for a day, so consider making it in advance. Also, I drizzled my artichoke with a bit of extra virgin olive oil, which was added another layer of flavor. It would be great for any meal- casual to fancy, or even at a a party or BBQ as it is served cold/room temp. I can't say enough about this dish! Fantastic!!