Artichokes are my absolute FAVORITE!!! It’s just one of those foods that I can’t stop eating once I start. It probably doesn’t hurt that this recipe includes lemons, my favorite ingredient of all time. Either way, if you’re a lover of artichokes or have never tried them before, I hope you try this recipe and take your time to enjoy them. They take some T.L.C., but they are worth it!!!
When you are buying artichokes, be sure that they are tightly closed up like these to ensure freshness.
When preparing the artichokes, be sure to slice them down the middle and then immediately scoop out the choke (center) with a small spoon and toss into a cold bath of lemon water. They will start to brown immediately, hence the lemon water, so don’t let it worry you!
After you line your dish with olive oil and arrange all of your artichokes, fill each artichoke with fresh garlic and dill, then top with lemon sauce.
Eating artichokes is a labor of love, one leaf at a time. In case you aren’t used to eating artichokes like this, make sure you eat the heart. It is the best part!! At the end, your plate should be full of the tough part of the leaves.