Steamed Artichokes With Lemon Butter Recipe

Staff Writer
A delicious classic
steamed artichoke
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Here is an easy and classic way to prepare delicious artichokes with a simple lemon butter dipping sauce. 

4
Servings
328
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

  • 4 artichokes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 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. 

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
51%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
61mg
20%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
8g
3%
Vitamin A
199µg
22%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.3%
Vitamin C
12mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
30µg
38%
Calcium
37mg
4%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
10%
Iron
0.8mg
4.2%
Magnesium
30mg
8%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.5mg
2.6%
Phosphorus
57mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
225mg
6%
Sodium
275mg
11%
Trans
0.9g
N/A
Zinc
0.3mg
2.1%