- Calories = Low
- Cut the stem of the artichoke at its base. Eliminate the first or the first 2 rows of outer leaves of the artichoke: they are less tender than the inner leaves, even after cooking.
- Place the artichoke point up in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water (or in a steamer). Close with a lid, and cook for 50 to 55 minutes. If the artichoke is very small (poivrade artichoke), cooking will only take 30 minutes.
- Serve the artichoke with a vinaigrette or mousseline sauce. Separate the leaves one by one and dip them in the sauce before eating them.
Tips and tricks for Easy Steam Artichoke
In a pressure cooker, steaming an artichoke only takes 25 minutes.