Sunday, April 6, 2008

Artichoke Recipe!!!

Last July, we planted several 4" artichoke plants (Green Globe and Purple Sicilian). The plants are now about 5' by 3' and are producing tons of little artichokes. Baby artichokes are so tender that other than the outer leaves, you can practically eat the entire thing!

Cook (kudos to Celeste for this recipe!!):
Prepare the artichokes by snipping off any thorns on the tops of the outer leaves.
Steam the artichokes for about 20 minutes (ours are pretty small (see photos), so if you have larger ones, steam them longer)
Cut the artichokes in half, lengthwise, and scoop out the choke.
Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.
Put on the grill for about 3-4 minutes and serve.

Chop fresh herbs and mix with mayonnaise (lately I've been using fresh tarragon and chives). Squeeze some lemon juice in, add fresh ground black pepper to taste, mix and serve...

PS. Don't forget to compost the waste!

XXO Yvette


Unknown said...

nice blog!
good luck

ckeller said...

There's nothing like eating food that you grow!

Anonymous said...

Great work.