Steamed Artichokes

Cross-section of an artichoke
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Ingredients

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.
By May, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 artichoke
  • Calories 60
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 168mg
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 56mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Pot on a hot stove
Check the pot periodically and add more water if necessary.

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