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Globe Artichokes



How to prepare Globe Artichokes and how to cook globe artichokes.

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Common Name: Globe Artichoke
Family: Compositae
In Season: June - November   (best)
Buying Choose firm, plump-looking heads
Storing: Refrigerate for up to 4 days
Allowances: 1 Medium Globe per person

General - Preparing fresh Globe Artichokes

Cut off most of the stalk, cut 2.5cm/1- inch off the tip of the artichoke. Pull off any smaller leaves towards the base and on the stem and trim off the points of the outer leaves. Wash well then dry. Rub cut surfaces with lemon juice to prevent discolouring.


Optional Preparations/Cuts  (see Main Vegetable Preparation Page for  explanations and photos)


Baton Brunoise Chunk Cube Dice/chop Grate Julienne
x heart x heart heart x x
Matchsticks Mashed Paysanne Puréed Shred Slice Sulfrino
x x x heart x x x

Cooking times and suitable methods for cooking fresh Globe Artichokes




Whole - 60 minutes - Drizzle liberally with oil and seasonings



Whole - 25-35 minutes until leaves pull out easily. If eating cold, leave it to cool in the liquid which prevents discolouring

Heart - 15-25 minutes


y Quartered - coat with seasoned beaten egg. Deep fry until golden brown.


y Whole  1  =  6-8 minutes 
  2  =  10-12 minutes 


y Whole - 30-40 minutes until leaves pull out easily
Heart - 15-25 minutes


y Whole - Remove the  hairy centre (choke) which is inedible and stuff the cavity

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