Artichokes Sauteed in Herb Infused Butter

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
20 mins
2 hrs

Light recipe and something else to do with fresh artichokes besides stuff them.

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 white onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives
  • 2 large globe artichokes, halved trimmed,choke removed
  • water, enough to steam artichokes


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add butter and oil.
  2. Sauté onions, garlic, chile, and herbs, reduce heat, making sure garlic doesn't burn.
  3. Once oil is infused, place artichoke, heart side down, into oil.
  4. Sauté for a few minutes, and then add enough water to steam them.
  5. Cover and reduce heat.
  6. Steam artichokes gently for up to 2 hours, or until flesh removes from leaves easily.
  7. More water will need to be added to the pan periodically.
  8. Serve with lemon-garlic-butter for dipping.