This deserve 5 stars just for being so quick! I cooked two for 10 minutes and it was slightly too long but because the petals were all wilty looking but the artichoke "meat" was perfectly done! I did slice them in half and remove the choke before cooking so that's probably why it overcooked. Wow! I'm a total artichoke lover and am used to steaming them for an hour. My husband was out of town last night and I had a craving for them and found this recipe! Awesome! I can see me eating this for lunch now too due to the ease of it! For two large artichokes I'd probably steam for 8.5 to 9 minutes. Thank you so much for this gem of a recipe!
I'm so happy to have found a FAST and EASY way to successfully steam artichokes. This is going into my Best of the Best file. I steamed 2 large artichokes in 9 minutes. Wow! I'm a happy girl. I then went on to cut them in half, marinate them and fire-roast them on the grill. Fire Roasted Artichokes With Herb Aioli, if you're interested. Thank you for posting this easy recipe!!
This worked well as an easy first step for another recipe. I had to use plastic wrap to cover the dish. I also found that this worked fine for 4 artichokes.
YUM! I made 2 artichokes, didn't slice them in half though. I cooked them for 10 minutes and they were a tad overdone, so next time I would try 9 minutes. Obviously the size of the artichokes make a difference too. I made a cajun dipping sauce for mine with some olive oil, a little tomato paste, and some cajun seasoning (DELISH). For hubby (who doesn't like it hot), I made him an Italian dipping sauce with some olive oil, a little Italian seasoning, some parm cheese and a little tomato paste (no complaints from him either). Thanks for sharing!
Five stars for ease and convenience - clean up is very nice. The time isn't as much a factor for me since I usually steam them in the pressure cooker for 10-12 minutes. The downside for me is having to cook them with plastic wrap touching them, since I did not have an otherwise suitable container. I was surprised at how quick they cooked - 13 minutes. And they tasted just as good using the microwave - more pluses.
This works perfectly! Quick and easy to do! I cut it down to one artichoke, and cooked for 9 minutes. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
I made 2 and how easy, I was going to have to forgot having a beer with a friend to make the long process, but this way I was able to do both, lol. I served mine with my lemon basil yogurt sauce, which is a great dip for the artichokes. Greek yogurt, fresh basil, garlic, lemon juice, pinch of sugar, salt and pepper. Two friends I had over to watch football are cutting carbs and calories, so I thought it would be a nice simple appetizer. They loved it. Thx for the great recipe and oh so easy.
thank you for this great idea! I love steamed artichokes, but can only eat one at a time. I did one in a small casserole dish with a lid, it took only 8 minutes in my microwave.