Artichokes and Herbs

Artichokes and Herbs

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This is a fantastically easy recipe I found on a food blog. The oregano, tarragon, thyme and garlic are so fragrant you won't even need to dip them in butter!

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Ingredients

  • 4 artichokes
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/8 C. olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbs. oregano
  • 1/2 Tbs. tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Water

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Directions

Wash, clean and trim artichokes. Fill a large 2 quart pot 1/4 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Add all ingredients to the water - squeeze the lemon first and then put the whole thing into the water. Return to a boil. Add artichokes stem side down (to moisten) and then flip so that the stems are up. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and let cook for about 45 minutes. Use tongs to remove artichokes when done and strain upside down in a colander.

Reviews (1)

  • I NEVER, NEVER trim my artichokes...... why? If you do, you are cutting off part of the handles..... grin. And I always, always steam mine in a pressure cooker...... so much tastier. Also, I never place mine stem side up. I also sometimes, not always though, like to stuff mine..... YUMMM, can not get better in any restaurant...... ever.

    Flag as inappropriate Sheryll_Rufus  |  February 18, 2010

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