I'm very disappointed in this recipe. I knew when reading it that the onion amount (2 cups!) was way to much, but I tried it exactly by the recipe the first time. Not good. In fact, 4 artichokes were thrown away. Next time I will use my "tried & true" New Orleans Stuffed Artichoke recipe that I've made many, many times and just add oysters to that.
From EatingWell: September/October 2012
Packed with oysters, Parmesan and herbs, these stuffed artichokes make a spectacular meal along with a fresh salad. Cooking the artichokes first softens the leaves so they’re easier to stuff.