This is a very popular dish in France. Artichokes are steamed or boiled in salted water and simply served with a homemade vinaigrette. Prepared this way, you get to really enjoy their flavor. A delicious dish and so easy to prepare. When you get to the heart of the artichoke, remove the hair and fill the cavity with vinaigrette... it's like finding treasure after a long quest.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Simmer artichokes in the boiling water until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain.

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  • Mix vinegar, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Whisk in olive oil in a slow, steady stream until vinaigrette is blended.

  • Start by eating the artichoke leaves dipped in the vinaigrette. Discard small leaves and gently scrape fuzzy choke from the hearts. Fill the hearts with vinaigrette and slice.

Cook's Note:

Note that the cooking time depends on the size of the artichokes. The artichokes are cooked when the leaves come off easily.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 27.2g; sodium 159.6mg. Full Nutrition
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