Steamed Artichokes with Aioli and my latest Video in Minnesota!

Hi everyone! It’s nice to be back home, although I miss beautiful St. Paul , MN where I made a video to share with you. Meet some of my college friends and some new foodie friends by clicking on the link below:

Also, feel free to “like” my TBK facebook page to see cool photos from my trip and other updates that are too crazy and racy for this blog!:

While staying at my friend Katie’s house, I taught her how to make sushi rolls. In turn, she and her husband made us so many delicious , wholesome dishes. One of them was the artichoke side dish recipe that you will see below.

Many people steer clear of artichokes because they look so odd and intimidating but if you can relax and muster up a touch of confidence, you too can make this fancy looking and delicious side dish a reality. I hope you enjoy it!

Steamed artichokes with Garlic Aioli:

Bring about 1/2 inch-1 inch water to a boil in a pan deep enough to hold the artichoke(s) standing up-like a Dutch Oven.

Trim the edge of each leaf with a scissor.

Place artichokes in the boiling water, cover the pot, reduce flame to a simmer, and cook 20-25 minutes to start.

Pull a leaf from close to the center of the leaves. If the leaf comes out easily, the artichokes are done. If they don’t pull out easily, keep checking every few minutes. Keep cooking until they come out easily.

Aioli garlic dip:
Mix a few TBS mayo with a tsp fresh or bottled crushed garlic and a dash of salt and combine


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