Artichokes are in their prime right now. Steam up a pot of these leafy vegetables and a side of butter for dipping at your next BBQ. For more recipe videos, subscribe to the Kin Community YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/BlogSubs
How to Cook Artichokes
Start by washing the artichoke thoroughly under cold water, making sure to get in between the leaves.
To trim an artichoke, start by cutting the stem with a sharp knife so that it is approximately 2 inches long. Then, cut off the top 2 inches of the artichoke.
Using a pair of kitchen shears, snip off the pointy tips of each of the leaves.
To prevent the artichoke from browning, rub the cut areas with a lemon.
To steam the artichoke, fill the bottom of a pot with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil. Put the artichoke in the pot and cover.
Cook for 30-40 minutes, adding more water if it starts to evaporate. When the artichoke is cooked the leaves will pull away easily.