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Steamed Artichokes

Check the pot periodically and add more water if necessary. Recipe by Emily McKenna: May, 2011 from the Real Simple website: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/steamed-artichokes-00000000055717/index.html.

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook time: 40 Minutes


  • Kosher salt
  • 4 artichokes (10 to 12 ounces each)
  • 1 lemon, halved


1. Fill a large pot with enough water to reach the bottom of a steamer basket. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.

2. Meanwhile, using a serrated knife, cut off the top third of the artichokes; using a vegetable peeler, peel the stems. With kitchen shears, snip off any sharp tips from the remaining leaves. Rub all the cut surfaces with half a lemon.

3. Spread the artichokes open with your hands. Place stem-side up in the basket with the 2 lemon halves, cover, and steam until a paring knife inserted in a stem meets little resistance, 25 to 35 minutes.

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