Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Steamed Artichokes & Italian Butter Sauce

Steamed Artichokes & Italian Butter Sauce Recipe This is a simple way to cook artichokes with a delicious sauce to dip them in.

Steamed Artichokes


3 - 5 small artichokes
Unsalted butter
1 Garlic Clove
Italian Herbs
2 x Lemon Slice


Cut about 1/2 an inch of the top of each artichoke and discard. Cut the stem to only be about 1 inch or a little less. Place the artichokes, half of the Italian Herbs, garlic and lemon slice in a steaming pot and steam for around 20 - 30 minutes depending on size. Test them to see when the petal flesh is soft.

Italian Butter Sauce

While they are cooking take a small pan and cook the butter, the rest of the Italian Herbs slowly. Also take out the garlic from the artichoke pot and place that into the sauce now and mash it into the sauce. Let it sit for 10 minutes to infuse then reheat when serving,

Serve together, peeling the petals of the artichokes and dipping them into the butter sauce. When you get to the heart, eat it while also dipping into the sauce.