Cut off the top inch of the artichoke and rub with half a lemon to preserve the green color. Microwave the artichoke s on high power for 4 minutes.
Cut off the top inch of the artichoke.
Steamed whole artichoke. They are as easy to make and as loved by the whole family as these Jamaican Steamed Cabbage a Green Beans Almondine. The top should be cut off and the stem if you prefer the leaves should be trimmed and the artichokes should rest in a bath of lemon water to prevent oxidizing while you finish with the rest of the bunch. Trim off the thorny tips of outer petals with kitchen shears.
Take a large stockpot with a steamer basket or steaming insert and a lid and put two inches of water in the bottom. Steam the artichokes for 45-60 minutes. Place artichokes in simmering pot bottoms up.
This steamed artichokes recipe needs only 2 essential ingredients to make on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot. Before steaming an artichoke the veggie must be prepped. Rinse all of your artichokes under cold running water and set aside to dry.
The tight-fitting part is very important because its the steam from the hot water that will help keep the artichokes from drying out and turning tough in the heat created by the microwaves. Cut off the stems close to the base. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Place the steamer basket or insert into the pan. Cover the pot and simmer for 25-35 minutes or until a knife can be easily. Place them upside-down in a pot with about 2 inches of water the bay leaf garlic cloves lemon slices and salt and pepper.
I wanted mine nice and tender so I chose to steam them for an hour. When they are finished pluck each leaf bite off the meat and enjoy dipped in. Bring the water to a boil then turn down the heat to low.
Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Place the artichokes in the steaming liquid bottom up. Pull off the tough lower petals.