Friday, May 7, 2010

Artichokes - Amazingly easy and delicious!

Artichokes are great!   They're easy to prepare, easy to cook and look fantastic served.   We eat them all the time when they're in season.  We always serve with a side of our homemade dipping sauce which I've included in this post but you can use your imagination and create something just as delicious.

Steamed Artichokes with dipping sauce

  • 2 fresh artichokes, prepped 
  • water
  • salt and pepper
  • lime juice
Directions:   In a large pot with liner, add enough salted water to give the artichokes a good steam, but not covered.   To prep the artichokes, remove any bottom leaves that are damaged and then trim the stem.   With scissors, snip the tip of each leaf off, as much as you want, removing the sharp tip.   Additionally, trim the top of each artichoke about 1/2 inch.   Place in pot, salt and pepper and give then give them a squeeze of lime juice and steam until tender, 15-20 minutes.

While the artichokes are steaming, prepare your sauce...

  • 1 T butter, melted
  • 2 T lime juice
  • 1/2 C prepared Mayonnaise
  • 1 t. Cavendar's Seasoning
  • 1 T Parmesan cheese
Melt butter and let cool for a minute or two then add the remaining ingredients and whisk until blended together.

Once artichokes are steamed, plate with the sauce on the side and what your family devour them!

1 comment:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Stacey I adore artichokes! Very, very well done. I always use lemon but I am trying it with limes. That sounds so yummy!!!!! And your sauce sounds divine! I will definitely make this!
Look for a link to your blog and this post on my menu for the week. It will be on the menu. I can't hardly wait to eat these!