As you may have noticed in my 2 previous posts, I also had some artichoke hearts creating a beautiful arrangement, and holding all of my wild rice in one place. I love artichoke, especially with some kind of butter, garlic, sour cream "concoction" to go with it... yum!
1 artichoke heart
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1/4 c sour cream
Cut a portion of the stem off the artichoke. Place in pan with 1/4 c water, salt and 1 tsp olive oil. Let the water boil, covered, until the pedals on the artichoke open up and become soft; 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter and garlic in a small pan, then allow to cool. Add to sour cream and use as a dip for the artichoke flowers.
Pull the pedals off the cooked artichoke, dip into sour cream and SMILE!