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Steamed Artichokes With Lemon Butter Recipe

A delicious classic
steamed artichoke

Here is an easy and classic way to prepare delicious artichokes with a simple lemon butter dipping sauce. 


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


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


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.