Main course will be duck - probably that 5 hour roast duck recipe. I'll probably serve asparagus and either some kind of wild rice pilaf or a potato gratin to go with it. But I just happen to have some fresh artichokes that I'd like to serve as a starter. Any ideas beyond the usual steam-and-serve-with-dip? I don't want to make myself crazy with some kind of complicated recipe but maybe something a little more interesting would be good. Suggestions?