Recipe Idea: Fresh Artichokes Are A Luxury
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about our New Year’s Eve treat, Fresh Artichokes.
I always feel like I’m living the good life when we have Fresh Artichokes. I was an adult before I ever tried one (my family was not adventurous in our eating). They are neither expensive nor hard to make, and because they are not commonplace for average families, I love to serve them on special occasions. I picked one up at the local grocery store for just $1.99 and it was delicious!
Serve with Lemon Butter. Peel, dip the bottom end and eat your hot, Fresh Artichoke. A good butter server will make it extra special. I like the servers with the warmer to keep your butter hot! What kind do you like?
Read on for recipe and nutrition…
- 2 Fresh Artichokes
- 6 cups boiling water
- 1/2 stick butter melted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Bring the water to a boil.
Prepare the artichokes by cutting off the tough top and bottom and peeling off the tough outer leaves.
Cut the tips of the leaves on the outside all around the artichoke.
Drop the artichokes into the pot and turn the temperature to medium.
Cook for about 40 minutes until the artichokes are tender.
Melt the butter and stir in the lemon juice.
Drain the artichokes and serve whole with the butter sauce adjacent in a small cup.
To eat, pull off the leaves, dip the bottoms in the butter and eat the bottom tips.
When you reach the heart, cut off the choke and eat the heart.