These steamed artichokes are delicious and light, perfect for an appetizer. Dip the leaves in melted butter or mayonnaise.

Kelly
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Place the artichokes in the basket, resting on the flattened bottoms.

  • 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

64.5 calories; 4.3 g protein; 14.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 120.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
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 salt and pepper and followed the recipe. I melted 2 T butter with a slice of lemon in the MW for each of us to dip; served with oven-roasted chicken thighs and garden tomato salad. Beautiful plate and delicious too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2012
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. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2012
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 salt and pepper and followed the recipe. I melted 2 T butter with a slice of lemon in the MW for each of us to dip; served with oven-roasted chicken thighs and garden tomato salad. Beautiful plate and delicious too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2014
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 them for about 40 minutes and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2014
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 cup mayo 2 tbls soy sauce one garlic pressed and 1/3 grated parmesan mixed together. Prepare ahead of time and chill in refrigerator. I found a similar recipe years ago couldn't find it recently so I did my best to recall it. Came out great!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2013
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2018
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 40-50 min. Served with melted butter w/fresh lemon juice. Was wonderful Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2019
I love how simple and quick this recipe is. Like other reviewers I found 35 minutes wasn't enough so added some time. I still pulled it too soon at 40 minutes. Next time I will go for an hour. It could be because I do not have a steam basket and left the artichoke sitting on the bottom of the pan. I've done this in the past with good results. I also plan to add some dried basil and lemon slices next time I try this! Also I tried another reviewers suggestion on the dipping sauce of 1/2 c. mayo 1 tbs soy sauce 1 clove garlic. For a little more flavor I added a couple tsp of worcestershire sauce. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
Very good! Made exactly as is. I might have steamed for closer to 45 minutes - I didn't time it - but the artichokes were huge. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
I hardly even needed butter. These recipe is simple and fantastic. The artichokes were cooked perfectly. Read More