Simple Steamed Artichokes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Simple Steamed Artichokes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Simple Steamed Artichokes

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"These steamed artichokes are delicious and light, perfect for an appetizer. Dip the leaves in melted butter or mayonnaise."

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Original recipe makes 2 artichokes Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Cut stem from artichokes and discard, making sure the bottom of each artichoke is flat. Cut top 1 inch (or so) of the artichoke and discard. Snip the thorny ends from each artichoke leaf with a pair of kitchen scissors.
  2. Fill the bottom of a pot with a couple of inches of water, adding garlic, lemon juice, and bay leaf to the water. Place a steamer basket in the pot, making sure that the water does not flow over the bottom of the steamer basket.
  3. Place the artichokes in the basket, resting on the flattened bottoms.
  4. Bring water to a boil, cover the pot, and cook until the leaves can be easily pulled from the artichoke, 20 to 30 minutes.
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Aug 07, 2012

My artichokes were large. I pressed a garlic clove into the top of each, squeezed the juice of half a lemon on them and dropped the rind in the pot with the bay leaf, sprinkled each with Kosher salt and pepper, and followed the recipe. I melted 2 T butter with a slice of lemon in the MW for each of us to dip; served with oven-roasted chicken thighs and garden tomato salad. Beautiful plate and delicious, too.

 
Apr 08, 2014

It has so much flavor that dipping the leaf in butter when eating isn't needed. I don't have a steamer basket so I just put the artichokes in about 3 inches of water and put the lid on. I cooked them for about 40 minutes and they were great.

 

7 Ratings

Sep 12, 2012

The artichokes ended up taking 3 hours for the leaves to be tender enough to eat and the heart was way over cooked. The flavor was also bland. I will stick to boiling them.

 
Aug 16, 2014

It has been my experience that artichokes take 1 to 1.5 hours to steam. I don't use a steamer basket, just place them at the bottom of the pot. I wanted to share a delicious dipping sauce. One cup mayo, 2 tbls soy sauce, one garlic pressed and 1/3 grated parmesan mixed together. Prepare ahead of time and chill in refrigerator. I found a similar recipe years ago, couldn't find it recently so I did my best to recall it. Came out great!!

 
Jun 16, 2013

I think the cooking time was not even close. Othewise very nice I grew the ones I am cooking now. Next time I will cook upside down in 2 in. of seasoned water

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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