Every once in a while, Chris and I get an artichoke from the grocery, and it’s one of my favorite treats. If you’ve never enjoyed a boiled artichoke with melted butter, stop reading this right now and go get one!
They look kind of intimidating, but to prepare an artichoke all you have to do is boil it for about 20 minutes. We simply melt butter and dip the leaves in the butter and eat the fleshy edible part at the base of each leaf. When you get to the end of the leaves, you can cut away the choke (the hairlike part) to get to the best part: the heart! I am convinced that there is nothing more delicious than fresh artichoke heart dipped in butter.
We usually eat an artichoke as an appetizer to a meal or as part of a tapas-like meal with bruschetta, cheeses, and other delicious sides.
The artichokes have been looking really good lately, so why not treat yourself to one?!