Sunday, August 10, 2008

Artichoke and Herb Butter: Tender and fresh artichoke with herb butter is an impressive meal for a date, dinner party or treating yourself.

2 Artichokes
1 cup of chicken stock
A pinch of Garlic salt

Cut off the base, and peel the outer leaves until you see light green and tender leaves. Cut off the spiky top of the artichoke. Cut the artichokes lengthwise in half  and spoon out the fur-like center with a melon baller.

Bring a medium pot of chicken stock to a boil and add garlic salt to the chicken stock. Place  the artichoke halves in the water. Cover the pot, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, until artichoke base is fork tender. Dip the artichoke leaves and stems into the herb butter and eat.

Herb Butter
2 tbsp of unsalted Butter
2 tsp of Parsley
Melt the butter over low heat, add parsley and a pinch of salt and pour into a dipping bowl. Dip the artichokes into the butter and enjoy!!

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