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Steaming Artichokes

jessinEC | Mar 21, 2011 12:27 PM

I am planning on preparing artichokes for dinner tonight for the first time (for guests, of course). I have 6 medium-sized ones. What's the best way to steam them? I have a steamer that fits into a saucepan, but that will only hold one or 2 at a time. And my other steamer (the kind that opens up and flattens out) is too small for my big stock pot. So, what's my best bet? Also -- how long will it take? A woman in the check-out line at the market said to pull off a leaf -- when it comes out easily, it's done. Does that sound right? I'm planning on serving with lemony mayonnaise dip and also olive oil & salt. (The rest of the meal is lentil soup & a salad with beets and goat cheese.) To make things extra exciting, my kitchen is being painted right now, so I won't be able to do much prep ahead of time (the guests are good friends!). Thanks!

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