(Ardî Shawkî bil-Hâmid) Aleppo, in northern Syria, is considered one of the culinary capitals of the Middle East. Cilantro and pomegranate molasses are used to flavor many local dishes like this one.
- 2-3 medium (ripe or canned) tomatoes, halved
- 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 8 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 8 hearts of steamed medium artichokes, halved if large
- 2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses