Sunday, March 3, 2013

Summer Artichokes

I was shopping yesterday at Trader Joes and I noticed they have started to carry Artichokes. I know we are almost to Spring but Summer will be here before we know it. When I think of the start of Summer my mind always goes to fresh fruits and vegetables. I really enjoy cooking what is in season and visiting my local farmers markets twice a week. I have one about a block and a half from my house on a Tuesday night plus I have another one on Sunday Mornings in the town next to ours.  The last time I went to the Farmers Market I picked up these beautiful artichokes.

Artichoke Ingredients:

2 Artichokes
2 Quarts water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
The Juice of a lemon

Mayonnaise Sauce Ingredients:

2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder


2 Quart Sauce pan
Tongs for removal of artichoke
Fork to pierce
spoon to remove fiber

Take Artichokes and cut tops and bottoms off
Next go around and cut off thorns on tops of leaves.
Rinse and Clean Artichokes and Place in large pot .

Fill a Large pot with water enough to cover artichokes and turn upside down
Add juice of a lemon plus salt and pepper and cover with a lid
Boil for about 45 minutes until you pierce the bottom with a fork easily.

Next remove from water and cool upside down.  then remove center fibrous portion I like to cut the large ones in half easier to remove thorny inside
Make Hollandaise or Mayonnaise with a teaspoon of curry powder.

Serve Warm or at room temperature with Mayonnaise and curry powder or with Julia Child's famous hollandaise.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit

Mrs. Mix It



  1. I love artichokes so much. I usually roast them and serve with garlic aioli. I will be trying this idea next time.

  2. I never know what to do with artichokes, but this looks really good and tasty. Thanks for sharing I just might have to give this a try.

  3. I've never eaten artichokes this way but I'm always looking for something yummy!

  4. Wow...this would be a great vegan dish...just use veganese spread rather than mayo :)