spikey snack…

3 Aug

This one is a no brainer.  Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and grab 3-4 artichokes.  Slice of the stem at the bottom and about 1/3 from the top.  With some sharp kitchen scissor you can snip the tops off the leaves removing the browny bits.

Time to season this cactus looking thing!  Rub all the cut parts with a bit of lemon.  Pry open the leaves gently so you can wedge about 4 cloves of garlic in each artichoke in random places.  Season with salt, pepper, herbs  and even a little Parmesan if you like.   Wrap it up in tin foil, put it on a pan and stick it in the oven for about an hour.

What comes out is a delicious treat!  Pull of the leaves and scrape the meat out with your teeth.  Once you’ve finished the leaves…take the hairy part out with a spoon and at the bottom will be the artichoke heart!  We devoured ours in less than 5 minutes 😦

Happy snacking!

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