Saturday, November 5, 2011

Roasted Artichoke w/Perfect Sauce

Artichokes are awesome! They look like some type of dinosaur and eating them is an adventure in itself... This is a nice little artichoke recipe that I know you will enjoy. It's one of those recipes that will impress your friends if you are having a dinner party or something like that.



 Roasted Artichokes w/Perfect Sauce:

-3 medium artichokes
-olive oil
-4 cups water
-sea salt
-garlic, fresh/minced
-lemon

Dip:
-Vegenaise
-lemon juice
-hot sauce
-cayenne
-agave
-dry mustard powder
-garlic, fresh/minced

1. Cut stems, rinse, and placed artichokes in water with 1/2 cup olive oil. Bring to boil and reduce temp, cover and allow artichokes to steam for about 15 minutes.



















2. Place artichokes in baking pan, drizzle heavily with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Smear with about 2 tbl spoons of fresh chopped garlic. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top. Bake on 400 deg for about 40 minutes.









3. Customize your dipping sauce by mixing vegenaise, spices, agave, fresh lemon and garlic. (see above). It will be perfect because you have 40 minutes to make it perfect!



4. Finish baking, remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.





                                                                          Artichoke Facts:

  • Artichokes are said to be aphrodisiacs.
  • Technically, an artichoke is a flower.
  •  High in vitamin C, folic acid and magnesium.
  •  Virtually fat-free, the artichoke weighs in at 25 calories
  • More Artichoke Facts here

1 comment:

  1. You are right, that is the perfect sauce for those artichokes. I've definitely been craving some... need to fulfill craving. ;)

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