Most of the year, artichokes are not reasonably priced. Because of this, when their season happens, it is a good idea to stock up on them. The best part of an artichoke is the heart, of course. You can save these in oil. For instructions on how to preserve artichokes, as well as great artichoke recipes, keep reading.
How to Freeze Artichokes
To freeze artichokes, you will need to blanch them, preferably in lemon water to preserve their flavor and quality. Start by trimming of the woody stems and the tips of the leaves. You can also cut them in half for easier storage. Dip them into boiling water and quickly remove after a minute or two and place in an ice bath to halt the cooking process. Allow to cool and then freeze right away.
How to Cook Artichokes
Artichokes are fun to eat, but take some special care when it comes to cooking them. Cut off the woody stem and wash each artichoke. Bring water to a boil and then a simmer the artichokes for about 30 minutes. They are done when the leaves can be easily removed.
10 Amazing Artichoke Recipes
Looking for a new spin on a favorite family dinner? Try making this Artichoke Lasagna!
Make a fabulous appetizer with this recipe for Crispy Artichoke Hearts with Horseradish Aioli from Health Starts in the Kitchen.
Fritattas are one of my favorite things to eat for dinner or brunch. They are so filling! Try making this Steak and Artichoke Fritatta.
Try The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke recipe from Cooking on the Weekends for your next special dinner.
For another great appetizer, try this Crab and Artichoke Dip from Mother Thyme. This looks so delicious!
These Quick and Easy Artichoke Cups from Play.Party.Pin. are perfect for game day, a picnic or a party you are planning.
Artichoke Lemon Pesto from Red Shallot Kitchen is the perfect sandwich spread, chicken dish finisher or cracker topper.
Pip and Ebby has the ultimate Baked Brie recipe. This one has artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto.
Try this Artichoke and Chickpea salad from The Cooking Photographer is the perfect way to change up your lunch. It is full of fiber and good taste.
Spinach Artichoke Pull-Apart Bread from Real Housemoms is a great accompaniment to any Italian-inspired dinner.