Monday, June 25, 2012

How to Eat an Artichoke


One of my all-time favorite treats. I've tried them baked, stuffed, marinated... you name it. Still, my all time favorite way to eat them is so simple it's almost too easy.

I love steamed artichokes. I could eat them 2-3 times a week, happily.

And... they're good for you! Who'd've thunk? Low calorie, no fat, high in fiber. Win win win!

I've been finding them at Costco for really reasonable prices, four in a bag. Life is good.

So how do you steam an artichoke?
Step one, fill up a pan of water.
Step two, put the steamer pan in the top.
Step three, trim the stems off of the chokes.
Step four, place in steamer pan, cover with lid, and turn over high heat for an hour.
Step five, test one leaf to make sure it's tender enough.
Step six, enjoy.

You don't actually eat the whole leaf; instead, you scrape the "meat" from the leaf with your teeth and then discard what's left.

I love dippers.
My two favorite are melted butter with lemon juice and curried olive oil based mayo.
So easy! So simple.

So good.

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