Friday, January 14, 2011
It Might Choke Arti, but They Won't Choke Me!
I bought some artichokes today for 15 cents apiece. I have never attempted fresh artichokes but this was the day to do it! And let me say, online videos are SO HELPFUL! That's all I did when figuring out where to start with these things.
I cut them and boiled them for 45 minutes. I ended up only eating the hearts anyway since the leaves seemed a little tough to eat. I cut them in quarters,generously sprinkled sea salt and squeezed lemon juice all over them. DELICIOUS! I sat here and ate 3 of them in the middle of the afternoon! What a strange snack if you're not a Foodie :)
Next time I might turn it into a pasta dish but I still prefer canned artichoke hearts and use them in a fabulous recipe for Spinach Artichoke Dip here.
Any other artichoke ideas you can share with me?