Artichoke

  • Artichoke
Ranked: 209th

Rated 4.71 out of 5 based on 26 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 x garden fresh artichoke
  • 2 x egg yolks
  • 1 x garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (approx)
  • 1 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 x lemon for artichoke prep

Method

prepare your artichoke by removing lowest hard petals, trimming the pointy ends off the rest and cutting the top most from the bud all the while rubbing the 1/2 lemon over any cut surfaces to avoide oxidation. Remove the inadible choke.
Steam your prepared artichoke for 40 mins until tender.
Add a pinch of salt to your minced garlic and use the side of a knife to mash the garlic further.
Prepare your aioli by whisking your egg yolks until they appear paler in colour.
Add your mashed garlic and begin to drizzle your oil slowly in a thin steady stream all the while whisking your mixture. Using judgement for when the mayonaise is thick and glossy to tell you when to stop adding oil, this is a real trick and practice and taste will tell you when enough is enough. Whisk a little more then slowly add your lemon juice tasting as you go for the final product. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve as a dipping sauce for your artichoke

serves 2 as an entree

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  • So divine!

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    by James Ayers on 18/11/2012, 14:36
    James Ayers
    • with lots of baby plants coming up not a great artichoke season is in our future … looking forward to many such delight filled menus

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      by Helen Minns on 09/01/2013, 14:44
      Helen Minns
  • YUUUUUM

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    by Daniel Wilder on 18/11/2012, 17:26
    Daniel Wilder
  • The only way to Artichokes! mmmmmmmm

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    by Joshua Wilder on 18/11/2012, 18:27
    Joshua Wilder
    • I have to agree and when they are garden fresh it is a blessing of the taste buds to be sure

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      by Helen Minns on 18/11/2012, 22:35
      Helen Minns
  • this is the best way to enjoy this delicious vegetable!!

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    by angie sceats on 19/11/2012, 17:29
    angie sceats
    • I have to agree and fresh from the garden simple is best to make them just shine as a dish

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      by Helen Minns on 19/11/2012, 17:30
      Helen Minns
  • SO delicious – reminds me of my grandmother and she was and still is the best cook around town! Actually – she should enter BHC!

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    by Phoodie Tweets on 21/11/2012, 08:21
    Phoodie Tweets
    • Nonna’s are all amazing cooks .. you should encourage her … we will all be the winners if our grandmothers share their culinary wisdom

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      by Helen Minns on 25/11/2012, 21:06
      Helen Minns
  • Mmmm

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    by Cherie Petersen on 25/11/2012, 20:49
    Cherie Petersen
    • there are few words that say how much I love these … I have about 15 Artichokes ready for harvest in the garden …. gluttony bekkons!

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      by Helen Minns on 25/11/2012, 21:07
      Helen Minns
  • When I saw this, I thought there is no way you are going to get me to eat this.But I did and it was quite nice. The garlic aioli was absolutely scrummy

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    by Kimi RavenSky on 28/11/2012, 18:11
    Kimi RavenSky
    • we had these again last night and I made the aioli as before, but I had a large handful of broad beans which I blanched and 2 springs of mint and I threw these in and made a form of sauce verdi … seriously yum and mildly refreshing on a hot evening

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      by Helen Minns on 01/12/2012, 10:10
      Helen Minns
  • I am sorry you feel the need to vent your venom in such a mean spirited way

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    by Helen Minns on 10/12/2012, 13:49
    Helen Minns
    • if you didn’t like the dish keep your comment to yourself she was only trying to help out like most mums would move on

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      by on 10/12/2012, 14:04
      • My focus is simply fresh local produce. I have no restaurant experience or professional training … just a mum seeking to enthuse a little boy who has food issues

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        by Helen Minns on 10/12/2012, 14:29
        Helen Minns
      • I have 17 plants eagerly producing future bounty I love my artis

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        by Helen Minns on 04/04/2013, 17:46
        Helen Minns
  • Really like this!

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    by Janette Barlow on 23/12/2012, 19:26
    Janette Barlow
    • a good start to a night of drinks and fun and music … :D

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      by Helen Minns on 29/12/2012, 17:36
      Helen Minns
  • Really enjoyed cooking this. Was very happy with the result.

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    by Lea Potts on 29/12/2012, 17:28
    Lea Potts
    • it is a summer treat isn’t it?

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      by Helen Minns on 29/12/2012, 17:35
      Helen Minns
  • I just love artichokes…thanks for another great recipe!

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    by Debbie Percelay on 20/05/2013, 11:23
    Debbie Percelay
    • it is nearly baby artichoke time once more and I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. Thankyou!

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      by Helen Minns on 20/05/2013, 11:48
      Helen Minns