American Lamb Bacon-Wrapped Artichokes

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Recipe provided by | Sam Woodfill, Executive Sous Chef, Catering by Design
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Ingredients

Precooked American Lamb bacon, sliced into 50 slices (1/8-inch slices)
50 Marinated artichoke quarters
1/2 quart Cucumber Mint Raita (recipe follows)

Cucumber Mint Raita (makes 4 cups)

1 large cucumber, grated
2 cups Greek yogurt
1/2 cup mint leaves, chopped
3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 sugar
1/4 red chili powder
Salt to taste

Directions

Wrap bacon around artichoke; overlap edges of bacon. Cook at 350°F for 10 to15 minutes until bacon is golden brown and crispy; let cool.

For the Cucumber-Mint Raita: In a large bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, mint, cumin, sugar, chili powder and salt; remove any lumps. Chill and serve with bacon-wrapped artichokes.

Chef’s Tips: Use a deli meat slicer to slice lamb bacon evenly.

Lay overlapping bacon seams flat under artichoke quarters and downward on a sheet pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. This helps keep the bacon wrapped while cooking.

Grate the cucumber into a small bowl, toss with a pinch of salt. Let sit for 15 minutes. Place grated cucumber into a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze all the water out of the cucumber to remove excess moisture. This helps the raita sauce stay thicker and creamier.

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SERVINGS: 50

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