Tuesday, May 11, 2010
ariel's making ... baby 'chokes with fresh pesto
all purple and green ... these little artichokes are quite a chef's dream!
shuck off a lot of the outside leaves because they can be very tough ... then slice them in half.
chop up some fresh garlic and saute it in a pan with olive oil ... then add your little 'chokes.
saute for about 3 minutes, them add about 1/4 c. of water and cover and let them steam for about ten minutes 'til they're tender.
while they're steaming, make some pesto ... i made some with fresh basil, green garlic, olive oil and salt.
serve your dainty little artichokes with the pesto and a bit of strong feta.