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Adding fresh herbs to the water that you steam your artichoke in a great way to add flavor.
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Herbal Steamed Fresh Artichokes

Steaming fresh artichokes in water that is infused with fresh herbs is great option to add flavor and preserve the delicate components to the artichoke. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: artichoke, Steaming
Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 medium artichoke
Calories: 60


  • 1 artichoke
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, dill, basil could all work)


  • Determine fresh herbs in the garden that would give complementary flavor. Consider using thyme, rosemary or sage. Bring 8 cups of water to boil in pan that can handle a steamer or is double boiler with steamer insert. 
  • Once water is boiling, add the artichoke and cover tightly. 
  • Cook for 30 minutes with boiling water. Check for doneness around 25 minutes by pulling leaf off with hand protection (its hot! ) I use tongs. If the leaf come gently, it is done. 
  • Serve with roasted garlic aioli.