Monday, August 29, 2011

Artichokes with Butter Sauce

I'm beginning to think the best vegetables are the ones that come with a super easy recipe that can be made while a baby sits on your hip and screams in your ear. Seriously, my kid doesn't cry much but he sure does yell at the worst times. Like at the checkout counter when everyone in the grocery store has suddenly gone quiet...I actually think it'll be a relief when he can form words. :)

  • 2 artichokes (Artichokes aren't cheap so I didn't buy more than 2)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (or tarragon or oregano), crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Wash artichokes, trim stems and remove loose outer leaves.
  2. Cut off 1 inch from each top, snip off the sharp leaf tips.
  3. Brush the cut off tips with lemon juice
  4. In a large pot, bring 5 cups of salted water to a boil. Add artichokes.
  5. Reduce heat, simmer with cover for 20 -30 minutes or until leaf pulls out easily. 
  6. Drain artichokes upside down on a paper towel.
  7. Melt butter, add herb and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. 
  8. Turn artichokes right side up. Serve with butter.

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