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​Marinated Baby Artichokes

Baby Artichokes are immature artichokes and are very tender. Violet artichokes are purple in colour.

Marinated Baby Artichokes

Serves: 4-6

Dietary: Vegan

Ingredients:

  • 12 baby artichokes
  • 125mls dry white wine
  • 125ml olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • bouquet garni

Vinaigrette

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper

Method:

For this dish you will need artichokes that fit easily into the palm of your hand.

  1. With a sharp knife cut the top 1/3 of the leaves so that the artichoke has a flat top. Then pull about 1/3 of the leaves off. You can tell when to stop because the cut edge will change from green to yellow.
  2. Pare the stalk down and then slice the artichoke in half length ways.
  3. Scoop out the immature choke with a teaspoon and put the artichokes straight into acidulated water. Otherwise they will turn black.
  4. Place the artichokes in a saucepan with the wine, olive oil, lemon juice, and bouquet garni.
  5. Top up with water so that the artichokes are just covered. Bring to the boil and then simmer gently with a lid on for 15 minutes, until the artichokes are tender, which will depend on size.
  6. Leave the artichokes to cool in the bouillon.
  7. Take the artichokes out of the bouillon, eat them just like they are with hollandaise sauce, toss them in an the vinaigrette or place under a grill to brown them slightly.

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