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How to cook an ARTICHOKE

Unagi | May 4, 2004 06:41 AM

Hi all -

I love artichokes and get 'em at restaurants when I can but have never cooked them myself.. so last night I picked one up, steamed it in a little water for 20 minutes... but it was too tough to eat. So I nuked it for 2 minutes and then it was fine.

But I was clearly wrong. How do I cook an artichoke? I'm looking for any ideas - steaming, boiling, roasting, whatever. Favorite dipping sauces? How do I get at the heart?

Thanks -
UNAGI

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