I have to admit that I am just too lazy to prepare for all the complicated ingredients and turn on the oven, AND wait for another hour. I can’t wait that long for a snack! I get “hangry”! I am sure you all have wonderful artichoke recipes, but I always like to microwave it for the easy and delicious result.
First prepare your artichoke:
- Rinse it well. Cut off stem end and top third of the artichoke. Trim leaf tips carefully.
- Stuff it with some chopped garlic and wedged lemon, sprinkle salt and pepper, drizzle some olive oil or butter if you like.
Then, you need a microwaveable container that’s tall enough to hold the artichoke and a lip or plastic wrap to cover the container.
- Place the artichoke in the contaner and add about 1 inch water in bottom of the container. Microwave it for 7-10 minutes (depends on the size).
And now you just need to wait for the “DING”! Remove the cover very carefully and let it cool briefly. Press thumbs into center of the artichoke and spread leaves slightly. Remove its fuzzy center with a spoon.
Time to serve! ♥ ♥ ♥
Enjoy by pulling off each leaf and dipping into your favorite dip. When you get to the heart, you might want to cut it into bite sizes. I personally don’t need any extra dip. The saltness and sourness is just enough for me to enjoy the artichoke. I think this is very healthy as well.
It’s very addictive to pull off the leaves and then eat the flesh. You have been warned =)