Steamed Artichokes

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 60 calories
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 168 mg
    • Protein 4 g
    • Carbohydrate 14 g
    • Sugar 3 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 56 mg
  • April 2011

Ingredients

  1. Check kosher salt
  2. Check 4 artichokes (10 to 12 ounces each)
  3. Check 1 lemon, halved

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with enough water to reach the bottom of a steamer basket. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut off the top third of the artichokes; using a vegetable peeler, peel the stems. With kitchen shears, snip off any sharp tips from the remaining leaves. Rub all the cut surfaces with half a lemon.
  3. Spread the artichokes open with your hands. Place stem-side up in the basket with the 2 lemon halves, cover, and steam until a paring knife inserted in a stem meets little resistance, 25 to 35 minutes.