Artichoke with Tarragon Butter Recipe

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Artichoke with Tarragon Butter Recipe Description

Artichokes are a rare treat to many. We know you will enjoy this artichoke with tarragon butter recipe.

Yield: 4 servings

Did you know? Artichokes are a member of the Thistle family. Can you imagine eating a thistle!?

Artichoke with Tarragon Butter Recipe Ingredients

Artichoke Ingredients:

  • 4 large artichokes

  • 3 quarts water

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1  clove garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 6 slices lemon

Tarragon Butter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoons tarragon leaves, chopped

Atrichoke with Tarragon Butter Recipe Directions

  1. Add water, olive oil, garlic, salt and lemon slices in a large pot. Bring to a boil.

  2. Trim artichokes. Remove stalk and cut one inch from the top of the artichoke. Snip off spikes of leaves, about 1/4 inch.

  3. Wash artichokes in cold water.

  4. Place artichokes in boiling water.

  5. Simmer covers for 40 to 45 minutes, until base of artichoke is soft.

  6. Remove and drain artichokes. Chill in freezer for several hours.

  7. Make Tarragon butter just before serving.

  8. Melt butter and pour into a small bowl.

  9. Add olive oil, lemon juice and tarragon leaves.

  10. Serve artichokes chilled with a small cup of tarragon butter on the side.

A Little Artichoke Trivia

  • Artichokes are one of the world’s oldest known vegetables.
  • Incidentally, the part of the Artichoke plant we eat is the unopened flower bud.
  • In fact, there are over 100 varieties of artichoke grown around the world. 
  • Actually, one mature artichoke plant can produce up to 20 artichoke buds.
  • Additionally, Artichokes contain more antioxidants than any other vegetable. 

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Additional Resources

How to Grow Artichoke – Why buy them from a store, when you can grow them. Note: Artichokes require a long growing season.

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