I grew up with my Nana steaming the large pot of artichokes on Sunday's and we would sit around the table before dinner with our bowl and just eat them with lots of laughter and smiles. My Nana was very smart and she knew if she was making artichokes we would all sit around the table with her and that is all she wanted. I came up with this recipe to add a different twist to artichokes but I still enjoy them steamed with olive oil and tons of chunky pieces of garlic!
You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.
**Cindy's Tip! We all want to get to the heart of the artichoke. Enjoy each leaf peddle by putting in your mouth then using your teeth to get the delicious flesh in your mouth. Enjoy each leaf and don't hurry for the heart! When you arrive to the bottom of your artichoke, there is a little "fuzzy hair"--just remove them and cut around the heart. Put on your plate, cut it into pieces and just lightly dip and take a bite and enjoy that flavor in your mouth. Enjoy with your family and friends! **