Does anyone know how to cook artichokes?

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  • Bring water and salt to a boil. There should be enough water to cover the artichoke. Add artichoke to the water, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until the leaves can be easily pulled off, about 20 to 35 minutes depending on the size.

  • I’ve tried cooking artichokes, but now I prefer to buy the artichoke hearts already preserved.

  • Chuck it in a big pot of cold water. Bring it to the boil, then let simmer for about half an hour – when the leaves can be pulled off easily it is done. Eat with melted butter

  • Yum, would like to see some artichoke recipes on here!

  • I am pretty sure they have to be steamed. Although I HINK I did one on the barbie a long time ago and from memory it was pretty good!

  • yeah stuff and roast them artichokes. i don’t really eat them now but my grandma used to grow heaps!

  • You can stuff them with a bread crumb based stuffing then steam them

  • They need a lot of trimming before cooking, you probably throw away half of an artichoke before cooking starts. The I like to steam mine and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice

  • Thank you. I can’t wait to try your method.

  • No worries! If you’re worried about stringiness, about halfway through roasting, loosely cover the artichokes in foil- the steam it’ll hold in will keep everything lovely and tender :)

  • Thank you Bec_Cook. The roasting method sounds tasty and hopefully the artichoke leaves will not be too stringy (if at all).

  • bec_cook – your recipe sounds good for artichokes.

  • You can steam them, though it does take a while (30-40 mins), but I prefer to roast them:
    Preheat oven to 200C. Stuff the leaves with slivers of garlic, or drizzle the whole thing with oil, balsamic vinegar or a good squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Wrap with a double layer of foil and roast for 90mins-1 hour (just put it in the oven with the roast).

  • Do a search on this site as a mum posted a link to some artichoke recipes. Have fun searching.

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