After being sauteed in garlic butter, fresh artichokes are steamed in a bit of water. These tasty little morsels make a great Italian entree for any dinner party.
Altered ingredient amounts. Wow! I love artichokes and always just boiled them before. Had fun getting the choke out, but I think I have a method now. I doubled the butter and garlic the second time I made it and doubled the water for steaming. I also doubled the steam time, found it was much more tender that way. I always dip my artichoke in a simple butter and lemon mix. The garlic was a wonderful addition to the flavour! And this week, artichokes are on sale. My boyfriend doesn't care for artichokes, so I just make this recipe with two artichokes as my complete dinner! Yum, yum, yum! A definite keeper! I can't wait to visit my folks and cook it for them this way! Thanks for the recipe. I'll also try some of the other suggestions folks have made so far. - 29 Sep 2008
Used different ingredients. This was outstanding!! My husband and I love artichokes and really enjoyed the garlic flavour. I replaced half the water with lemon juice although white wine or chicken stock might enhance the flavour also. Thanks for a great one!! - 29 Sep 2008
Something else. I decided that I would do the opposite to try to recreate a dish I had at an Italian resturant. I steamed the artichokes first than I sauteed them. Yummy! Buttery and garlicky they were tasty! - 29 Sep 2008