How to Make the Perfect Artichoke

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Many artichoke recipes are boring, but this one has a kick.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 artichokes
  • 1 tsp. of dried chili flakes
  • Half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp. tabasco smoky sauce
  • Cut the bottom of the artichoke off and leave about half an inch of the stem remaining

  • Place the artichole in a pan and fill with water until it is about 1/3 the way up the artichoke, then remove artichokes from the pan

  • Add dried chili flakes, salt pepper, garlic, and squeeze lemon into the water, and stir

  • Add artichokes back into the perfumed water

  • Allow water to come to a boil and turn down to a simmer for 1 hour

  • After one hour check artichokes by placing a sharp steak knife down the center of the artichoke, it should slide in and out easily.

  • Combine mayo and tabasco for the sauce

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't leave unattentained
  • Check water to make sure it does not go down too low

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