Originally Posted by abjcooking
I got some artichokes to cook for tonight. This is my first time cooking them so I have a few questions. I'm guessing the artichokes I got are the baby ones, but am not positive. The artichoke not including the stem is about 4-5 inches. So what I was going to do was trim the outter leaves and stem, cut a little of the top off and then put it into water with a little lemon and salt. I would add some white wine, but I don't have any on hand. Also, I'm not sure of the cooking time. Then I was going to either serve it whole or cut it in half and serve with garlic butter to dip in.
Does anybody have any better suggestion or other ideas that would be better?
ABJ, cut off the outside diagonally all the way around, in order to get rid of as much tough tips of each petals as possible, then cut off the top horizontally.
To cook with add some evoo, garlic cloves and flat leaved parsley.
Do you have a pressure cooker? I always use that for cooking artichokes, takes about 40 minutes.