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.
Serving Size: 1 medium artichoke
- 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.