Monday, May 23, 2011

A Kicked Up Artichoke

Serves 2-4
Ingredients:
2 Large Artichokes, trimmed of outer leaves, stem, and prickly leaf tips (I use a serrated knife)
2 Heads of Garlic, cut in half horizontally to expose cloves (there is no need to peel)
1 Lemon, quartered 
1 T. Olive Oil
2 T. Sea Salt 
1 T. Black Pepper
  1. Find a pot, with a fitted lid, that will fit the artichokes side by side. Place the artichokes in the pot, bottom-side up. 
  2. Add garlic, lemons, salt, and pepper to the pot and drizzle with olive oil. Add water to about 1/3 up the artichokes. Cover.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Steam for 25 minutes (will depend on the size of your artichokes), or until a knife pierces the flesh easily.
  4. Use a slotted spoon (you can also use a spatula or regular spoon, you will just want to make sure that the water is drained) to remove the artichokes and drain excess water. Transfer to a plate or platter and sprinkle with fresh herbs, if desired. 
  5. Serve with Homemade Mayonnaise (add fresh herbs to make it even more flavorful), Lemon Wedges, Thyme and Garlic-Infused Olive Oil, or Finely Shredded/Ground/Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese (if you eat dairy). 
 

 

The "Primal" Version

6 comments:

winegirl27 said...

This looks so yummy and easy too...I can't wait to try it!

stace said...

Mmm!

jencereghino said...

Really easy and super tasty! :)

Nikki said...

I'm on a totaly artichoke kick right now. Try your recipe, but cut them in half lenghtwise clean out the choke, put them in a pyrex pan and pour about a cup of chicken stock over them. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 1 hr. SO GOOD!

jencereghino said...

Nikki~ That sounds awesome!

Nicole Chu said...

I made this recipe (in the oven as suggested by Nikki) and it was soo amazing!! Thanks!