A tasty way to get your veggies!
I love artichokes, but never had any idea what to actually do with them until I learned this!
Wash your artichoke well and cut off the stem so that it is level with the base. Cut off the top quarter as well and discard. A serrated knife works well, as these are tough little buggers.
Fill pot with water until it just touches the bottom of the steamer. Cover and boil over medium high heat for 40 minutes or until a fork easily slides into the base.
Serve with melted butter, fruity olive oil, or spicy aioli.
**Don't know how to eat these? Once they are steamed you can pull the leaves off, dunk them in your desired accoutrements and place between your teeth. Pull forward, scraping the meat off with your lower teeth.
**Not recommended for serving on a first date.