Baby Artichokes and Almonds

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I played with this side dish til I had all the elements I like. You could even toss in linguine and chicken and have a complete entree.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel artichokes down to softer inner leaves cut off bottom stem and dark greeen top, slice in half.
  2. They will turn a little brown.
  3. But do not worry.
  4. The color goes away when they cook.
  5. Throw in 5 quart pot add 4 qts water, 2 Tbl salt and lemon juice bring to boil, cook 4 minutes more.
  6. Drain.
  7. Heat skillet with oil add garlic and almonds, stir a few seconds.
  8. Add artichokes.
  9. Sprinkle salt, saute 5 minutes.
  10. Place in serving bowl, sprinkle parmigan cheese on top.
  11. Serve.


Most Helpful

This is a difficult one to rate. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because it just didn't sound very exciting. However, the three stars come with what happened with the artichokes. They definitely did not get soft in 4 minutes of boiling water (and I know it was boiling). They also turned brown and stayed brown. I tried the suggestion with tossing it with linguine and chicken. That made a nice dish. The parmeasn (or romano because that is what I had in the freezer) gave it a nice flavor. Nice dish except for the very, very firm artichokes!

NM Patricia April 14, 2009

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