How to cook an artichoke

Marinated artichoke hearts are out of this world with flavor but have you ever wondered what freshly cooked artichoke hearts or the leaves taste like? Cooking an artichoke can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, so we’re here to help you get over your ‘choke cooking fear and take advantage of the spring’s bounty of this unusually-shaped, delish veg.
Marinated artichoke hearts are out of this world with flavor but have you ever wondered what freshly cooked artichoke hearts or the leaves taste like? Cooking an artichoke can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before, so we’re here to help you get over your ‘choke cooking fear and take advantage of the spring’s bounty of this unusually-shaped, delish veg.
Steamed Artichokes

One of the simplest ways to cook an artichoke is to steam it. Here’s how.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

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  • 4 whole artichokes, rinsed and trimmed
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  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, warm coconut oil, or melted vegan butter

Directions:

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  1. Fill a large pot with 2 to 3 inches of water and place a steamer basket in the bottom. Bring water to a boil.
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  3. Place artichokes in the water and cover the pot with a lid. Steam artichokes for about 20 minutes or until tender.
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  5. Remove artichokes with a slotted spoon and place on a plate to cool. Place artichokes in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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  7. When ready to serve, serve whole artichokes with olive oil, coconut oil, or melted vegan butter.

Cook’s note: To eat the artichoke, peel the leaves off one by one. Dip a leaf in the oil or butter and place in your mouth, holding on to the end of the leaf. Bite down and scrape the meat off the leaves while dragging the leaf in between your front teeth. Discard leaf and grab another until you are down to the bottom of the artichoke. Remove the “hair” from the heart and pop it into your mouth.

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