Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Microwave Artichokes

This is another fav from my Arkell Family cook book

Its pretty straight forward and very quick.

You'll Need
  • 1-2 Artichokes (Use scissors to cut off the pointy tips of the leafs. They are sharp!)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp White Wine
1. Put artichokes in a microwave safe bowl
2. Pour in white wine and lemon juice
3. Cover and cook until soft. About 7-10 min.
        - keep an eye on it and make sure that all the liquid doesn't evaporate

When its done the leafs should pull off easily.

So now if you have never had artichokes your probably wondering "how the heck do I eat this thing".

The base of the leaf is soft and "meaty". Dip this part into your sauce and then scrape it and the meaty part off with your teeth. YUMMY!

Serve with you choice of dipping sauce. I like to make a spicy mayo ( A scoop of mayo with cayenne pepper)

The Arkell's suggest hollandaise sauce.

1 comment:

  1. If you want your cole slaw to really sing, the addition of finely chopped apple will excite even those people in the cheep seats!

    Great work Cherisse!

    ... Dad