Artichokes; a love story. An Arabian prince heard of a peasant girl selling this strange vegetable. Went to discover, fell in love and married the girl.
Baby artichokes. Or poivrade in French
Peel and core the artichokes. Cut in half and as you go put them in water- lemon. To prevent oxidation and becoming black
Prepare the garnish- stuffing.
Squeeze 1 lemon add olive oil peel and crush the garlic add to the lemon-oil. Mince the parsley and the mint.
Arrange the artichokes in a cooking pot
In each half artichoke, put a teaspoon of the mixture. If some remains just add them in the pot. Add 2TBsp water 1-2 TBsp olive oil. Cover. Bring to a boil. Cook on low for 1 hr or until tender
Add few branches of parsley. Optional
After 1 hr. serve hot or cold
- 1.0kg baby artichokes 10-pealed
- 4.0 Garlic crushed
- 1.0bnch Parsley branches
- 3.0 Mint branches 20 leaves
- 2.0Tbsp Olive oil or more
- 2.0 Lemon
- 2.0Tbsp Water or more