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Artichokes drizzled with Olive Oil

Roasted Baby Artichokes With Drizzled Olive Oil

One vegetable that goes great with olive are baby artichokes. Spring and fall are the two seasons when artichokes are abundant and at their peak. The name may be deceiving, but baby artichokes are actually full grown artichokes. They are the ones that grow on the branches of the artichoke plant rather than on the main stem, which carries the typical large artichokes. The largest ones can be found growing on top of the plant. Baby artichokes are a great vegetable as they are easy to clean and do not have any of the bothersome, fuzzy fibers that can usually be found in the larger artichokes. Everything in the baby artichoke is practically edible, which is why it makes for a great dish alone, served with pasta, or in an artichoke salad. Here you will find a recipe for roasted baby artichokes, a perfect dish that everyone can try and enjoy, and you will only need 3 simple ingredients: artichokes, oil, and seasoning. They are delicious and incredibly easy to make.

For roasted baby artichokes, the ingredients you will need are:

2 pounds baby artichokes
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Prepare your artichokes by cleaning them first. Do this by trimming the stem and pulling off the outer leaves. Leave the lighter green leaves. Place the outer leaves in a cold water lemon bath, which is simply made of 1 part lemon and 3 parts water. Let them sit for a while and then take them out of the lemon bath. Next, cut the larger artichokes in half, leaving the really smaller ones whole. Place all the artichokes in a pot of water and cover. Simmer the artichokes for about seven or eight minutes until they soften and are just tender. Take them off the flame and drain them well. Once they have cooled, toss them in olive oil and arrange them in one layer in a baking dish. Bake them for about seven or eight minutes in a 450 degree oven. Once cooked, take them out and sprinkle the dish with some salt and pepper to taste. Your roasted artichokes are now ready to be served and enjoyed!

These artichokes are a great accompaniment to any meat dish or it can be tossed with pasta and a good quality Parmesan cheese for a satisfying and delicious meal. Artichokes are very healthy and tasty and can be cooked in any way you like! They are a good source of vitamin C, folate, fiber, and other minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, and magnesium.

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