Four Steps to Make Artichoke Stew Easy

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Don’t be intimidated on how to cook artichokes! Four steps will show you how easy it is to prepare these fresh and flavorful vegetables.

Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables of all time. The creamy, buttery texture and slightly grassy flavor pairs perfectly with just a sprinkle of sea salt and a splash of fresh lemon juice. The ultimate low calorie, high fiber side dish, I love scraping the meat off of each leaf. As simple as they seem, a lot of people have asked me how I cook them! So I give to you my easy, 4 step guide on How to Cook Artichokes.

How to Cook Artichokes

First you’ll cut the tops off of your artichokes, about 1 inch down. None of the meat is on this part, so go ahead and toss them.

Next trim the stems to make more room in the pot.

Then grab some kitchen scissors and carefully trim off any remaining pointy tips of the leaves.

Last, line a steamer with lemon slices, and bring about 2-3 inches of water to a rolling boil. Add the artichokes stem facing up, cover with a lid, and steam for about a half hour, until the inner leaves are loosened.

Serve with melted butter, tahini sauce, or any number of delcious sauces! Now you know How to Cook Artichokes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you eat the whole leaf of an artichoke?

While you probably could, I wouldn’t want to. It’s only the tender, meaty section at the bottom of the leaves that have flavor and are easily eaten.

Is it better to boil or bake artichokes?

I think it depends on how you’re eating it. If you want to keep it simple with just a dipping sauce, then steam or boil them. However if you plan to stuff them, then baking is the way to go.

Are artichokes poisonous?

No parts of an artichoke are poisonous, however they aren’t all edible (like the fuzzy choke).

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Artichokes are delicious on their own, or included in a number of delicious dishes! And once you realize how easy it is to cook them at home, you’ll start including them in meals all the time.

No fork required.

How to Properly Cook Artichokes

Four steps will show you how easy it is to prepare these fresh and flavorful vegetables. Be confident! how toArtichoke preparation and cooking

PREP: 15 minutesCOOK: 35 MinsTOTAL 50 Mins

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  • First, cut off about 1″ of the artichoke’s top. Since most of the “meat” is located inside the bottom of each leaf, you don’t need the tough portion on the top of the leaves. These pointy bits can be thrown out or saved for vegetable stock.
  • Then, trim about 1 inch off the stems’ bottom. This is purely for the sake of creating more room in your pot to cook them. In fact, I don’t eat much of the stem at all so you could probably even remove more but I like the look of leaving a little of it intact.
  • For the third step, grab a pair scissors and gently snip off any remaining leaves along the outer edge. Be sure to carefully rotate the artichoke in a circle to make sure you don’t have any prickly pieces remaining.
  • You are now ready for the artichoke to be cooked. A steamer basket lined with lemon slices is my favorite way to cook artichokes. The artichokes should be placed in the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly with a lid. The inner leaves will pull away easily, and the hearts should be tender in about 30-35 minutes.
  • Serving: 1gCalories: 60kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 120mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg

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