One of my favorite scores was about a half dozen gorgeous artichokes. I was looking forward to savoring them all on my own, but low and behold… turns out my 7 year old and 2 year old love them as well. And who can get upset about kids digging healthy food? Not this gal. Normally I would fix these artichokes up with breadcrumbs and parmesan, but since I’m chowing down caveman style these days, I did a simple lemon butter drizzle. And it was fabulous. FAB. U. LOUS.
Lemon Butter Steamed Artichoke, Ingredients:
- Lemon juice
- Butter (or olive oil)
Lemon Butter Steamed Artichoke, Directions:
- Cut the top off of your artichokes, and trim tips of the remaining leaves with scissors. (Careful, they’re sharp!). Also, cut off the stem so your artichoke sits flat.
- Place artichoke(s) in a lidded microwave safe container and drizzle generously with butter (or oil) and lemon juice, making sure to get liquid all the way down to the base of the leaves.
- Fill container with about one inch of water (err on the side of too much, if you run dry it will scorch the bottom of your artichoke) and sprinkle liberally with salt (I’m partial to freshly ground sea salt).
- Microwave covered on high for ten minutes (or 12-14 for two artichokes).