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.




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