How To Prep Artichokes

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Ahh, artichokes.  A thistle that has one of the worst reputations for being difficult to prep and cook.  Yup, that's right.  This vegetable is a perennial thistle belonging to the sunflower family.  But once you've mastered how to prep artichokes, cooking them any which way will be a piece of cake!

What Does Artichoke Taste Like?

Artichokes have a mild nutty flavor comparable to asparagus and brussels sprouts.

If you are looking to prepare and cook fresh artichokes, I have you covered!


How to Prep Artichiokes

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Step 1

Remove the bottom leaves and slice off  the stem.

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Step 2

Remove around ½ an inch of the artichoke's top with a sharp knife.

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Step 3

Carefully, snip the pointy tops of the outer leaves using sharp kitchen scissors to give them flat edges.

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Step 4

Cut a lemon in half and rub it all over the artichoke, especially where you’ve cut it.

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Step 5

Next fully submerge your artichoke into an ice-bath that has both lemon halves & lemon juice in it.

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Step 6

Place the artichoke upside down on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to slice through the stem end of the artichoke until the artichoke is in two halves.

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Step 7

Use a pairing knife to remove the center petals and the hairy choke. A small spoon also works wonders as a tool for this.

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Step 4

Rub the artichoke all over the inside with lemon and cook as desired.

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How to Cook Artichokes

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