Steam artichokes in a way that enhances their innate flavor.
In a steamer basket, place 1 bay leaf, 2 garlic cloves quartered, 3 clove buds, and 4 chokes with the top of the flower down and the stem end up. Add water to the bottom pan of steamer until it is just beneath the basket. Steam for 20 – 30 minutes. Chokes are done when knife is poked into the stem and it is soft.
• 6 ounces goat cheese
• One 8-ounce can drained artichokes; or 6 fresh artichoke hearts, steamed
• 1/4 cup low-fat mayo
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 2 garlic cloves
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
• Pinch cayenne pepper
• Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend on high speed for one minute until mixed well.
Learn more about The Regal Thistle: Heirloom Artichokes.