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How to cook artichokes correctly – 2 simple and delicious dishes

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
How to cook artichokes at home
How to cook artichokes at home

The artichoke is a healthy, very fiber-rich plant that contains many minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, as well as plenty of folic acid and vitamins C and K. This amazing vegetable is very easy to prepare –you can bake, boil, add to pies, grill, and even stuff.

Today, the FoodOboz editorial team will tell you how to choose the right one and how to cook artichokes at home to make your dishes more delicious.

How to choose the right one:

How to choose the right artichokes

1. Always choose young artichokes with hard, pressed-together leaves.

2. If there are few leaves on it, it means that it is overripe and will not be as tasty as a young one.

3. If the vegetable is young, it can be eaten whole, and the old one will need to be peeled and removed, the tips and rough parts cut off, and then cooked.

How to cook a delicacy deliciously and correctly

1. Grilled artichokes

How to grill artichokes on the grill

Ingredients:

  • artichokes - 4 pcs.
  • garlic - 8 cloves.
  • olive oil - 2 tbsp.
  • lemon - 1 pc.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Trim the stems of the artichokes, be sure to cut off the coarse leaves.
  2. Then cut the artichoke in half and cut out the fleshy pink core.
  3. Peel the garlic, cut it in half, and squeeze the lemon juice.
  4. Put each artichoke in a separate piece of foil, and add garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  5. Wrap the artichokes in foil and put them on the grill for 25-30 minutes.

The dish is best served warm.

2. Stuffed artichokes

How to cook stuffed artichokes

Ingredients:

  • fresh artichokes - 4 pcs.
  • lemon - 1 pc.
  • chicken egg - 1 pc.
  • fresh mushrooms - 10 pcs.
  • turkey meat - 200 g
  • sour cream (at least 25% fat) - 1 tbsp.
  • butter (for frying) 3 tbsp.
  • pomegranate (for decoration) - 1 pc.
  • ground nutmeg - to taste
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash and cut off the top of the artichokes so that the core is visible. Also, remove the stems.
  2. Wash and cut the lemon well and squeeze the juice over the artichokes to help preserve their color.
  3. Using a teaspoon, carefully remove the center leaves in the artichokes to make it look like a "cup".
  4. Stuffing: pass the fillet through a meat grinder, wash the mushrooms and cut them into slices, fry them together in vegetable oil, season well with salt and pepper.
  5. Put the minced meat in a suitable dish and let it cool completely.
  6. Then add the egg, nutmeg, sour cream, a little more salt to taste, and pepper.
  7. You can stuff the artichokes with the minced meat.
  8. Place them in a double boiler for 25-30 minutes.

You can eat with fresh vegetables and sour cream.

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