Four ingredients become an impressive side dish that's great for special get-togethers.
cup butter or margarine
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
teaspoon lemon juice
Remove any discolored leaves and the small leaves at base of artichokes. Trim stems even with base of artichokes. Cutting straight across, slice 1 inch off tops and discard tops. Snip off points of remaining leaves with scissors. Rinse artichokes with cold water.
Place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water in 4-quart Dutch oven (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place artichokes in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam 20 to 25 minutes or until bottoms are tender when pierced with knife.
Meanwhile, melt butter; stir in rosemary and lemon juice. Pluck out artichoke leaves one at a time. Dip base of leaf into rosemary mixture.
Artichokes can also be prepared in the microwave. Place artichokes in glass pie plate; add 1/2 cup of water. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back edge to vent steam. Microwave on High 10 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are tender when pierced with knife.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- 1 1/2g
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.