Take advantage
of my archives!

Visit my hangouts in:

Brands I've
Loved Forever

April 30th, 2009 No Comments


Yep, it’s another one pot wonder that impressed our guests!  This was my first attempt at steamed artichokes, so I had to look up  exactly how to do it.  Ok, I knew how to do it, I just needed confirmation I was right and wasn’t going to completely F it up.

  • Three artichokes
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Pesto
  • Rosemary
  • Butter
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

In a steamer, boil water and garlic.  When boiling, lower heat and add artichokes.  Cover for at least 30 minutes.  When you can pull out a leaf with ease, they’re done.

To prepare the artichoke: Wash artichokes and cut off the top and stem.  In a bowl mix EVOO, a lot of pesto, some rosemary, salt, and pepper.  I didn’t measure and it turned out ok.  If I didn’t mess it up, you won’t either.  Go with your gut. Pour the mixture into the chokes.  Place in steamer and wait. 

Before you serve, cut up a stick of butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Add some garlic and pesto.  Melt in microwave and serve in a pretty bowl.

Healthy and yummy.  Just make sure to serve with a lot of napkins :)

(photo NOT taken with the Kodak Z980)