Classic Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Butter Recipe

Classic Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Butter Recipe
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Here is an easy and classic way to prepare delicious artichokes with a simple lemon butter dipping sauce. 

4
Servings
232
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Adapted from a recipe in volume 127, issue 4 of Good Housekeeping Magazine, published in the spring of 1948.

Ingredients

For the artichokes

  • artichokes
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • cloves of garlic, minced
  • medium sized onion, diced
  • 1  Tablespoon  salt

For the lemon butter

  • 1/2  Cup  butter
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  parsley, minced

Directions

For the artichokes

Remove stems, leaving only 1/2'' at the base of the artichoke. Remive smaller, tougher leaves and cut off tips.

Add artichokes bottoms up in boiling water. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove artochokes from water with kitchen tongs.

Serve with lemon butter. 

For the lemon butter

Heat butter in small saucepan on medium heat, until melted. 

Remove from heat and add lemon and minced parsley. 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
24mg
3%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
127mg
8%
Water
12g
0%

Artichoke Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Artichoke Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals. Root vegetables, however, should be slowly braised or boiled for in order to ensure their inside is cooked as well as their outside.

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