Steamed Artichokes

Simple Steamed Artichokes

  • 1-2 artichokes
  • olive oil or butter
  • garlic powder
  • coarse salt and cracked black pepper
  • water

Clean the artichokes by cutting off the stem so they sit flat.  Cut off the top 1/3 of the artichoke, then trim the pointed ends off the leaves.  Spread the leaves out just a little.  Place the artichokes in a microwave-safe glass bowl or dish.

Drizzle each with a little olive oil (about a half tablespoon each) or place a small pat of butter on top.  Sprinkle generously with garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Pour a little water in the bottom of the dish, about a quarter inch.

Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap.

Microwave on high for 8 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes then serve warm with your favorite dip or aioli.

Yields 1-2 servings per artichoke

 

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

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