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How to Clean and Prep an Artichoke for Cooking

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Preparing an artichoke to steam or stuff may be a little time consuming but well worth it!

How to prep an artichokeI like to use a serrated blade and some good kitchen scissors.

How to cook an ArtichokeHow to prep an artichokeCut the end off the stem of the artichoke.  Cut the top off the How to prep an artichokeartichoke as well.  Using your kitchen scissors snip the tips off of the remaining leaves and be sure to pull off any small underdeveloped leaves around the stem.

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At this point your are going to want to pull the center leaves out of the artichoke to expose the furry heart.

How to prep and artichoke photo 3 photo 1Once you clear the leaves out, simply take a spoon and scrape out the furry covering off of the heart of the artichoke. How to prep an artichoke Once the furry covering has been scraped away you are ready to steam or stuff your artichokes.  How to prep an artichoke

Here’s a great recipe for steaming your artichokes.  You can serve your artichokes with your favorite dipping or hollandaise sauce.

http://chefbryanwoolley.com/2011/05/23/steamed-artichokes/

Enjoy everyone!

 

 

 

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  This is one of the most frequent questions people ask me.  How do you know if the meat in the oven or on the grill is cooked through.  There is no way to know unless you know what the internal temperature. I tell everyone to buy an insta-read digital thermometer and Read More

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If using chocolate chips for drizzling…do this

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If using chocolate chips for drizzling…do this
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