How to Make Artichokes with Herb Butter Sauce

Learn how to make artichokes with a herb butter sauce, and you've got an elegant appetizer or side dish for two!

-Hey everyone, I'm Judith, we'll today, I'll be showing you how to make a really nice and healthy snack Artichokes with Herb Butter Sauce. So what you'll need is 2 artichokes (about 10 ounces each), lemon juice, 1 1/4 of cup butter, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. So as you can see, very simple ingredients and not to labor intensive at all. So, what you'll need here is a large pot of salted water and we're bringing that to a boil, so it's nice and ready for our artichokes. So, let's do with our artichokes right here. So, usually, there might be a bit of a longer stems. You can cut that off, but maybe about 3/4 of an inch to an inch of a stem there and all we wanna do with these is cut about an inch from the top or 3/4 of an inch to get that going. So, get a corrugated knife and there are tough, so as best you can cut down an inch from the top like so and that will open up those leaves a little, beautiful. We'll do the same to the other side or to the other artichoke, cut down the middle. Now, there's any, you know, stray stems or still pointed stems, you can cut those off, I mean trim the tops with some scissors to get it nice and flat. I don't really want those pointed edges there. These are alright actually. So, we'll just cut up any extras there, fantastic and really healthy artichokes, full of vitamin C, antioxidants and a nice source of dietary fiber there too, so a nice healthy snack. Alright, so we have them nice and trimmed. So, let's add in our extra lemon juice and all we gonna do is dip our cut side of our artichokes into the lemon juice so they have some nice flavor there. That's gonna be very nice, beautiful, fantastic. So, let's see how our water is doing there. It's just about boiling. So, what I'm gonna do now add in our artichokes cut side down. So, in that goes. So, bring that to the boil and then once it's boiling, we're gonna reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until the outer edges break off easily. So once they are in there, make sure you put the cover on and let that simmer. So, as our artichokes are simmering, let's make up our herb sauce. Now, as we see artichokes are best enjoyed with a nice dip or sauce. So, that's what we're gonna make today. So, have our melted butter and all we gonna do is put that in the bowl along our 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and the herb of your choice. Today, we've chosen to do a nice deal, which has a beautiful fragrance. It's gonna go fantastically with our artichokes. So, just mix that in together and there you go that is a dip ready for our artichokes. Well, our artichokes are done. There were in there for about 30 minutes and we drained them upside down on paper towels and now they are ready to eat. They should come off easily. You can dip them in your herb butter sauce and that will be delicious. So, there you everyone, that's how you make Artichokes with Herb Butter Sauce