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Simple Steamed Artichokes

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars
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"These steamed artichokes are delicious and light, perfect for an appetizer. Dip the leaves in melted butter or mayonnaise."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 65
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 artichokes)

Directions

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  1. Cut stem from artichokes and discard, making sure the bottom of each artichoke is flat. Cut top 1 inch (or so) of the artichoke and discard. Snip the thorny ends from each artichoke leaf with a pair of kitchen scissors.
  2. Fill the bottom of a pot with a couple of inches of water, adding garlic, lemon juice, and bay leaf to the water. Place a steamer basket in the pot, making sure that the water does not flow over the bottom of the steamer basket.
  3. Place the artichokes in the basket, resting on the flattened bottoms.
  4. Bring water to a boil, cover the pot, and cook until the leaves can be easily pulled from the artichoke, 20 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 65 calories; 0.2 14.7 4.3 0 121 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

My artichokes were large. I pressed a garlic clove into the top of each, squeezed the juice of half a lemon on them and dropped the rind in the pot with the bay leaf, sprinkled each with Kosher ...

Most helpful critical review

The artichokes ended up taking 3 hours for the leaves to be tender enough to eat and the heart was way over cooked. The flavor was also bland. I will stick to boiling them.

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My artichokes were large. I pressed a garlic clove into the top of each, squeezed the juice of half a lemon on them and dropped the rind in the pot with the bay leaf, sprinkled each with Kosher ...

It has so much flavor that dipping the leaf in butter when eating isn't needed. I don't have a steamer basket so I just put the artichokes in about 3 inches of water and put the lid on. I cooked...

The artichokes ended up taking 3 hours for the leaves to be tender enough to eat and the heart was way over cooked. The flavor was also bland. I will stick to boiling them.

It has been my experience that artichokes take 1 to 1.5 hours to steam. I don't use a steamer basket, just place them at the bottom of the pot. I wanted to share a delicious dipping sauce. One c...

I made 3 just sitting them in a 3/4cup of broth mixed with garlic and seasoning salt and melted butter. I poured the mixture all over the Artichoke s and with a lid let them steam on medlow for...

I think the cooking time was not even close. Othewise very nice I grew the ones I am cooking now. Next time I will cook upside down in 2 in. of seasoned water