Easily roast up artichokes with melted ghee, lemon, and fresh herbs for a savory 6-ingredient appetizer!
We get it, roasting artichokes can seem a bit intimidating – especially when it comes to prepping beforehand. But with a few simple tricks and a little bit of practice, this simple recipe will have you feeling like an artichoke pro in no time!
The Basics of Artichoke Anatomy
Rich in essential vitamins and prebiotics, this fiber-rich veggie keeps most if its edible meat in the “heart” and inner leaves. The heart is where you’ll find the mecca of the meat and is often used in dips, salads, and soups.
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The outer leaves of the artichoke contain little to no meat, except near the base (where the leaves attach). Trimming these pieces off will remove the prickly parts and leave you with only the tender meaty portions underneath.
The fuzzy choke on the inside is something you’ll want to remove completely and truly lives up to its name as the piece that’s hardest to swallow. Biting into it by accident won’t kill you, but we definitely wouldn’t recommend its fibrous texture to anyone (unless you like the taste of bundled hay).
Helpful Tips to Get Started:
- Keep the artichokes ripe with lemons. Rubbing halved lemons over the artichokes before roasting will help slow down the browning process that naturally occurs when sliced – much like avocados or apples.
- Stuff your artichokes with fresh herbs. Garlic, rosemary, thyme, or oregano are great options for filling the inner cavity of your pitted artichokes. The steam from roasting will help infuse the artichokes with flavor and aroma.
- Use ghee to caramelize the artichokes. Before roasting, you’ll want to brush a liberal amount of ghee over both sides of the artichoke. This will help create a golden-brown texture with a buttery taste that trumps all other oils.
- Check for readiness with two methods. Artichokes roast for approximately one hour, but smaller artichokes will be ready sooner. To check for tenderness, you can use a sharp knife to poke into the center (it should easily glide in) or tug at the leaves to see if they pull apart effortlessly.
Total time:1 hr
Cook Time:1 hr 5 mins 1 hour 5 minutes
Prep Time: 15 mins 15 minutes
Garlic Roasted Artichokes
Easily roast up artichokes with melted ghee, lemon, and fresh herbs for a savory 6-ingredient appetizer.
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