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Steamed Artichoke with Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce

Yields1 Serving

Straight from California, this appetizer is one of the coolest recipes Amber taught me. I didn’t even know I liked artichokes before this. You peel the leaves off and scrape the meat off with your teeth.

 12 whole artichokes with stem removed
 1 cup mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
 1 tbsp lemon juice
 2 tsp fresh dill
 salt and pepper to taste

Stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and dried dill in a small mixing bowl and set covered in the refrigerator.


Next, place the artichokes on a steam rack in a pressure cooker. Fill with enough water so that it is just below the steam rack level. For average-sized artichokes, pressure cook them for 18 minutes; if larger, cook longer.


Remove artichokes and place on individual serving plates with the dipping sauce on the side. Garnish with lemon.