Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon makes a splendid side dish that is both healthy and versatile.
- 1 lb baby artichokes
- 2 lemons
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Fleur de sel & freshly ground pepper
- Squeeze one lemon into a bowl of water
- Trim tough outer leaves and tops of artichokes, and quarter lengthwise. As they are quartered, add them to the lemon water to preserve color.
- Blanch artichokes for 3 minutes in boiling water
- While the artichokes are blanching, melt the butter in a nonstick skillet and sauté the garlic until it just starts to color.
- Drain the artichokes from the boiling water and add to the butter and garlic. Toss until golden brown and crispy, about 4 – 5 minutes over medium high heat.
- Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.