Tonight we had a quick dinner. We were out and about today running errands, etc and I wasn’t in the mood for anything too much. That and I was desperate to use up whatever was hiding in the fridge. Thus it was time for the artichoke to be eaten.
I really enjoy artichokes. Although I can’t say the same for prepping them or cleaning them. LOL It’s a necessary task, only made easier when I know that it is NOT going to take an hour of steaming before I can eat it.
I used to order stuffed artichokes at a favorite restaurant in Chicago. I loved the buttery toasted bread crumbs with the artichoke heart. And while that dish is STILL possible with GF Bread (really, it is!), I wasn’t in the mood for stuffing artichokes. I just wanted dinner.
So we roasted them instead. I don’t think I’m going back to my stuff artichoke again. Honest. This is a simple and perfect way to eat and enjoy some artichoke.
How do you eat or prepare artichoke in your house?
I can’t wait to learn some more recipes now that I am on a roll! Here’s what I did tonight for you to try too.
Roasted Artichokes – Gluten Free, Naturally!
1/4 cup lemon juice (4 tablespoons)
2-3 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt & black pepper to taste
- Add two tablespoons of lemon juice to a bowl of cold water. The bowl needs to be deep enough that the cleaned artichokes can be dipped completely into the lemon juice & water.
- Clean the artichokes. (I trim the outer leaves the chop off the top teeny portion. Then I slice the artichoke in half and core out the center.) Dip the cleaned artichoke into the lemon juice and water.
- Boil 3-4 quarts of water with the rest of the lemon juice (2 Tablespoons). Add the artichoke halves and simmer for 4-5 minutes until bright green.
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Drain & pat dry artichoke halves. Cut each piece into quarters. (Giving you eight pieces from each artichoke.) IF your artichoke is smaller than what I used, you should still be able to get six pieces from each by cutting the halves into thirds.
- Toss artichoke pieces gently with olive oil, black pepper and salt to taste. (We added some red cayenne pepper to give it a little more kick too.)
- Lay artichoke pieces on to a piece of parchment paper/cookie sheet. Roast until the pieces begin to crisp and color nicely (about 25 minutes).
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. (We like mustard-mayo or chipotle-mayo for quick dipping sauces.)
And your artichoke recipe?
Oh I do hope you will share!
Happy GF Eating –