MENU

Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little.”
-Thomas Aloysius Dorgan, Cartoonist

The refrigerator light goes on...

Artichokes make the perfect dinner party appetizer. They're easy to prepare, keep well overnight and you can pair them with almost any dipping sauce you like. While the traditional dip is drawn butter, any of your favorite dressings or sauces will do. Try Green Goddess or Blue Cheese dressing or even Sauce Romesco. Using a vinaigrette will be especially healthy and flavored olive oils like truffle oil or basil oil are delicious, too.

Steaming

For the most part, I like to steam my veggies. There are some exceptions. When I cook Brussels sprouts whole, I feel that they do better being blanched, especially if there are a lot of them in the steamer basket. When you steam a lot of vegetables, the ones at the bottom of the steamer cook faster than those on the top. Stirring them works but is a hassle.

A good example is beans.  I remember steaming some snap peas for a dinner once and I wasn’t thinking much and simply put them on to steam.  Of course, the peas at the bottom of the basket were mush while those at the top were perfect.  Blanching beans, Brussels sprouts, asparagus and the like in a lot of water actually give you more control over your food.  


 

Steamed Artichokes



Servings = 1 | Serving size =1 medium artichoke

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe keeps well in the refrigerator for 48 hours.

Serve with Tomato Chive Dressing or Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing or Creamy Lemon Dill Dressing or Honey Mustard Dressing or Citrus Vinaigrette or Blue Cheese Dressing or Romesco Sauce

1 quart water
1 medium artichoke

Place the water in a medium pan fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

Using scissors clip about 1/4 inch off of the tip of the artichoke leaves. Trim the stem to the base of the artichoke, if needed.

Place the artichoke in the steamer and reduce the heat until the water is simmering. Cover.

Steam for 25 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

Serve warm or cold with dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 medium artichoke

Servings = 1

.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 64 Calories from Fat 3
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 1%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 41%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 3g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 18 mcg Potassium 343 mg
Magnesium 50 mg