Lemon Garlic Artichoke Recipe
This Artichoke Recipe could be used as an appetizer or a side dish with the main meal. Not too many people are familiar with cooking artichokes. But this easy recipe will have you sharing it with your friends and family at every occasion.
1- You need to match the number of Artichokes to the same number of people that you are trying to cook for.
2- If you find it necessary to cut the thorny tips, use a kitchen scissors to cut the visible ends of the petals and slice the top with a knife. But you can skip this step if the ends do not bother you.
3- Cut the long stems of the artichokes and put them in a pot of cold water, then cook over the stove until you are able to pull a petal easily (Usually the cooking time is between 25 to 35 minutes)
4- Once they're done; drain the Artichokes into a colander, and place them into cold water to cool down.
How to eat artichokes
1- Place an empty bowl for the discarded petals on the table
2- Starting from the outside petals working your way to the inside; grab one of the petals with your fingers, and pull it out
3- Keep your fingers tightly holding the petal, and dip the pulled tender end into the sauce.
4- Scrape the tender artichoke flesh between your teeth, and discard the rest of the petal into the designated bowl.
5- Once you reach the heart of the Artichoke Scrape the fuzzy inedible middle out with a spoon or a knife
7- Dip the cleaned heart in the sauce and enjoy!