Artichoke Love

Monday, September 26, 2011

Recently, Serena over at Big Apple Nosh did this awesome tutorial on how to steam and eat an artichoke. I've always seen artichokes in the grocery store and wondered what exactly I'd do with them. Since I'm super picky about vegetables but artichokes happen to fall into the "yummy" category for me, I jumped at the chance to try out Serena's tutorial.

I picked up one fabulous, organic artichoke from Whole Foods for $3.49, after convincing Steve that I would actually eat it and not let it sit in the fridge wilting away.

Following Serena's step-by-step instructions, we created our own little stove top steamer and and steamed away!

I also learned through the process that it's really fun to take pictures of artichokes. They're so pretty!

See what I mean? Love it!

After devouring each and every leaf dipped in yummy, melted butter, we were left with the sad (but beautiful!) artichoke remains.

It was so much fun trying something new and learning the in's and out's of artichokes (literally!). What have you done with an artichoke lately?


AZPartyMamma said...

did you eat the heart? it is my favorite part!

violarulz/ducksandbooks said...

looks like you missed the heart hidden under all the spikes. here's how to get to it:

I didn't know how about that last part either, until my husband showed me a few years ago. yum! Also, you can steam the stem too (trimmed and tossed in 1/2 way through cooking) and it tastes a lot like the heart.

Brandi said...

mmm... I love steamed artichokes! And yes- make sure to eat the heart- it's my absolute favorite part.. or else I'll come over and steal it from you lol

serena said...

I'm glad you made the artichoke - yay! And...I guess I'll be the 4th person to ask, lol. Did you eat the heart??

Katie said...

I've been addicted to artichokes since I was a little kid - my mom used to always make them for us this way, but as I've gotten older I've found more delicious ways to prepare them. Don't even get me started on beer battered artichoke hearts! SO YUM!

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