Since reading Mango and Tomatoes‘ post on simple artichoke preparation a while back, I have artichokes on the brain.
I bought a few and got to cooking. I trimmed the bottom and top of the artichoke (check out the pics over here, much better than I could take), and wrapped it in saran wrap and microwaved it for about 7 minutes.
While that was steaming, I browned a little butter with some smashed garlic. (I didn’t intend to brown the butter but it worked pretty well.)
I just picked off the leaves and scraped off the edible part.
I got down to almost the heart and thought it looked quite beautiful as well as being delicious.
I scooped out the heart and enjoyed it with the brown butter. Quite delicious and one of the easiest ways to prepare a whole artichoke.