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Steamed Artichoke with Gourmet Butters



  • 2 medium artichokes
  • 1 lemon, halved crosswise
  • A garlic butter sauce or chive butter sauce

Garlic butter sauce:

  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Chive butter

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 garlic salt


  1. Make each butter recipe in separate bowls, mix until butter is smooth
  2. In preparation to steaming, remove the tough outer leaves of the artichoke
  3. Cut off top 1/3 of the artichoke. Snip remaining sharp or spikey tips
  4. Trim stem to allow artichoke to stand upright. Rub the cut surfaces with lemon to prevent discoloration
  5. In a large pot place a steamer basket at the bottom, add water until it reaches the bottom of the basket
  6. Squeeze lemon juice and add 1 tablespoon of salt, bring to a boil
  7. Once boiling, place artichokes stem up in the pot and cover. Cook for 25-35 minutes
  8. Serve and enjoy with dipping sauce!

This recipe was modified from, marthastewart.com "Easy Steamed Artichokes" and allrecipes.com, "Garlic Butter Recipe" "Chive Butter"

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