Whole artichokes are a elegant edition to dinners, and can be steamed or stuffed as side. In this video, Phoebe shows you how to prepare artichokes.
Whole artichokes are a delicious and elegant edition to many dinners, and can be steamed or stuffed.
In this video, Phoebe shows you how to prepare artichokes for cooking. To start, remove the top third of the artichoke with a large chef’s knife. This will help remove the majority of the spikes around the top of the artichoke. To get all of the remaining spikes, take kitchen shears and clip off the tips of individual spikes around the bottom of the artichoke. You can also use a peeler to peel the stem to make it tenderer once cooked, or just trim off the stem entirely.
Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
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[SOUND] Serving whole artichokes at
your next dinner party is a great,
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elegant way to impress your guests.
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But they can be a little
bit daunting to prepare.
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I'm Phoebe Lapine and I'm gonna show you
an easy way to prepare an artichoke.
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First things first,
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take a big chef's knife and
remove the top third of the artichoke.
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This will get a lot of those
spikes towards the top.
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For the remaining ones on the bottom,
you can use some kitchen shears and,
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one by one, clip the tips.
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Now once you get to the bottom,
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you're gonna reach some leaves that are
just gonna be too small to be edible and
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you can just pluck those off.
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You can use a peeler to make this stem a
little bit more tender, or if you're doing
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a whole steamed artichoke, you can just
cut it about half an inch from the base.
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Now you have a beautiful, clean artichoke
to either steam whole in a steamer basket
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or you can hull out the middle and
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No matter what you do,
it will be delicious.
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