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one good artichoke recipe

May 14, 2013 / by lifeonbonita

So, we got 3 artichokes from our food co-op basket.  I didn’t know how to cook them but we both like them.  So, I consulted the internets.  We ended up combining a recipe and making our own artichoke concoction.  We tried cooking them 3 different ways, but the best was the one where we cut off the stem, tops, and removed the outer leaves.   It made for a tender and more flavorful choke.  Can you say that?


2-3 artichokes
2Tbs butter
1 – 1/2 lemon – depending on how much lemon you prefer
2T olive oil
touch of parsley (fresh or dried)

Cut of the stems and 1/3 of the tops of the artichokes.  Take of exterior loose leaves. Boil artichokes (halfway submerged) in water for 20 minutes.  Melt butter.  When artichokes are soft then mix half olive oil/parsley/lemon mixture and pour over the artichokes.  Add the rest of the lemon/parsley/oliveoil mix to the butter.  Make it so it’s half mix and half butter.

Dip & Enjoy.