I have never eaten fresh artichoke. I have had a few recipes that called for canned artichoke hearts, but none that used fresh artichoke. When my husband and I were shopping last weekend we decided we would try fresh artichoke.
While looking for recipes, I wanted to find something that was somewhat healthy. Much to my dismay though all the recipes were soaking in butter and cheeses. I decided to just so simple and steam the artichokes then make some garlic butter to dip the leaves in.
I suggest having a man handy for this step. I did it myself, but it would have been much easier if I would’ve asked for John’s help. First, trim the tip of each leaf. Then cut off the top 1/2 (that’s the hard part). Lastly, cut off the stem.
I just placed my steamer basket into a pot that had 1/2-1 inch of water in it. Then I cooked over medium heat for about 15-20 minutes.
Overall, these are not my favorite veggie. I’m glad that I tried them, however I do think I’ll be sticking to the canned variety. 🙂
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