Hi Everyone! It's been so long since I posted...I went out of town for the weekend and then didn't get this post ready in time. So, here it is now. And, I can't wait to tell you about my weekend. More on that later...
Last week I decided to make artichokes for my family for dinner and I had to google direction for how to do it! I've made artichoke before and I grew up eating it too. But I don't make it very often and every time, I forget how long to cook it, etc.
I thought I'd share the directions with you too :)
First trip the tip off of the artichoke. Then, using kitchen shears, trip off the thorn on each of the outer leaves. Also, trip the stem a little.
Then fill a pot with at least 3 inches of water.
Here's where you can be creative...you get to season your cooking water.
Some suggestions that I found were:
lemon, fresh herbs, butter, salt, garlic, etc.
I added lemon, garlic, and fresh rosemary from my herb garden.
Finally, just put on the lid and boil 25-45 minutes.
I always do 45 minutes because I want it to be nice and soft all the way through.
While it's cooking, mix up your favorite artichoke sauce.
I use mayo and my husband likes butter.
But, I have heard of adding lemon to mayo or balsamic to mayo to make your own sauce.
After 45 minutes, just take it out and eat it.
But be careful...it's hot!