From March through May, fresh artichokes are at their peak.
But canned, jarred, and frozen artichoke hearts from California are available all year round.
Once you have properly prepped your artichoke you can boil the entire thing.
Lemon juice & halves
Think of this step like salting your pasta water
Depending on the size of your artichoke
To test the doneness of your delicious thistle is super easy- You know an artichoke is fully cooked when a knife or a fork is inserted into the bottom of the artichoke with no resistance.