Another Instagram inspired meal, Roasted Artichokes! I had a pretty rough weekend which felt much longer than it really was. I didn’t have much of an appetite most of the weekend, which is telling in of itself. Come Sunday evening I was yearning for something tasty and hearty, but it had to be something easy as I just didn’t have the energy to prepare a big meal or deal with the clean-up.
As I racked my brain and searched the cupboards and fridge for ideas, it hit me. I had two large artichokes and the steps for preparing Roasted Artichokes courtesy my friend, Jesselee. 🙂
Note: all measurements are to taste.
Preheat oven to 375. Trim the stem and leaves of your artichoke(s) and cut in half. Place artichoke halves in a pot of salted water and bring to a boil until semi-soft. In a measuring cup, mix olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, set aside. Drain artichokes and place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet, inside face up. Drizzle with olive oil mixture, additional salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Bake for 20 minutes. Hit with an additional squeeze of lemon and serve with mayonnaise for dipping.
I’m actually not a big fan of mayonnaise, but oddly, I do love it with artichokes. Being I was going for a low-key, low maintenance type of meal, I didn’t “dress up” the mayo, however mayo mixed with minced garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs would be an amazing compliment to these artichokes! I’m sure of it.
Next time you’re looking for a low-key meal or you want to impress your guests with a delicious side, try Roasted Artichokes! You wont be disappointed! 🙂
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