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How to clean artichokes


How to clean artichokes


Artichokes have been a part of the Mediterranean diet for a very long time and can be prepared in a variety of ways. Try eating them by themselves, as a side dish or in a pasta sauce.





Artichokes can be used in different ways: they can be cooked in a pan or in the oven, or even eaten raw or pickled. When buying artichokes, select those that are green and compact. The tips should be well-closed and the stem hard and brightly colored.

If you want to prepare them in the oven:

- cut the stem with a sharp knife, remove the hard outer leaves and remove the tips of the leaves.
- Rub the cut ends of the artichoke with lemon so that they do not turn black, then place the artichoke in a bowl full of water with lemon, quartered.

If you want to cook the artichoke in a pan:

- begin by removing the outer leaves and use a knife to cut off the tough, outer part of the stem.
- Remove the tips of the leaves and cut the artichoke in half.
- Remove the thorns and the beard and cut each half into thin slices.
- Place the sliced artichokes in a bowl of water and lemon juice to prevent them discoloring.

To prepare the artichokes to be marinated or to be served raw in a salad, you should only use the most tender inner leaves and heart of the stalk cut into thin slices.


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