This easy recipe for a steamed artichoke will remove all your fear over this odd looking vegetable. Takes less than a half hour of mostly waiting time, and you'll get a tasty Mediterranean stylee appetizer sure to impress.
Servings 4 people
- 2 Artichokes try to get ones that feel dense and squeak a little when your move the petals.
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 Lemon
- 1 small White Onion
- Salt to taste
- Black Pepper freshly cracked, to taste
- Olive Oil extra virgen, to taste
In a pot/steamer add a few inches of water and put in the bay leaves and halved onion. Squeeze in the juice from half the lemon and drop the half in as well. Bring to a boil.
While waiting for the water to boil cut your artichokes in half and use a spoon to scoop out the 'choke' (the fuzzy center and the purple petals). If the water is taking a while to boil rub some lemon juice on the cut side of the artichoke to prevent browning.
Place the artichokes cut side down on the steamer tray or upturned metal basket and turn the heat down to medium. Cover with lid and steam for 20 minutes.
Remove the artichoke halves and dress with olive oil, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve with some lemon wedges, and your favorite dip! Mine is just a simple homemade mayonnaise with just a splash of soy sauce.
Sodium: 61mg | Calcium: 40mg | Vitamin C: 23mg | Vitamin A: 19IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 300mg | Calories: 45kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Iron: 1mg