Thursday, February 19, 2009

How to Cook an Artichoke

A friend of mine called me a few nights ago and asked me how to prepare an artichoke. Here are step by step instructions in case you have the same question.
FYI, I always cut the top off after I've cooked the artichoke. I find that it steams the interior portion better. But that's just me. Otherwise, I think this article is pretty spot on with good visuals.
Here's a dipping sauce I love on my artichoke

1/4 c light mayo
2T light sour cream
2T cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 t curry
1 scallion, finely chopped (set some of the greens aside for garnish)

Mix everything together and garnish with scallion greens

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