Superfood: Artichoke


Artichoke is a nutrient dense superfood. An excellent gallbladder and liver detoxer (extremely good for me today after a late night at Da Polpo with a lot of wino) it’s packed with magnesium, chromium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. It’s also very low in calories, around 26 per artichoke!

This is how I like mine:
* Wash thoroughly
* Cut the stalk and trim the outer though green leaves right down
* Bring to boil and let it simmer for 20-40 minutes depending on the size, when you can easily pull a leaf off it’s done
* Drain well and place on a plate. Open up the choke and remove the inner tiny leaves with paper towel (it’s HOT)
*Shave the chokes beard off with a knife. The kids love this!
* Make tiny holes in the base. Add a knob of unsalted butter and Himalayan crystal salt or olive oil
* Pull off the leaves and dip in the melted butter and pull through teeth to remove the soft portion of the leaf.
* When all the leaves are finished, Tuck into the delicious bottom (now soaked with the butter or oilive oil) yum!

preparing artichoke

cooking artichokes

prepping artichoke

prepping a artichoke



2 thoughts on “Superfood: Artichoke

  1. I love artichokes but they are so difficult to find out in the wilds of Essex. I seem them every now and then in shops, but not regularly enough to plan around them. Must start watching for them more–this post has made me crave them again! You always make everything sound so delish Lisa!

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