So I sort of stole one of my neighbors Bon Appetit magazine over the weekend.
It was sitting in the mailroom with all that other junk mail and I was like, “nobody wants this, right?”
Let me just…
The whole thing, from thought to action took 2 seconds.
And I know I should feel guilty but yeah no.
I have it and like, I’m kinda glad I stole it.
There was this article in there about Artichokes that reminded me that I actually liked Artichokes so later when I went grocery shopping, I made sure to pick up some Artichokes.
You ever get that way before?
Where you haven’t had something in a really long time but then you suddenly see it and all of a sudden you want it again like, oh yeah. I should try some of that...
That’s what it was with me and these Artichokes.
I think the last time I had them was my senior year in college.
My friend Sokah used to make them and serve them with the juiciest pieces of steak you’ve ever had in your life.
She’d steam them for an hour until they were nice and tender, season them up a bit and serve them with melted butter.
Just like that.
Talk about the good life.
I mean back then, when you only had you and your stomach to think of, back when life was good, back in your prime… you would just eat like an absolute animal.
Just the combination of shit that we would have in our stomachs…
Poptarts, steak & cheese sandwiches, icecream bars, Egg McMuffins, Doritos…
All that and still have a flat tummy, why wouldn’t you eat that shit?
Now if I wanted to eat that shit, that poison, I’d have to wear one of those things that people cover boats with.
Fashion it into a dress or something just so my stomach had enough room to expand.
Anyway, like I was saying.
My friend used to steam the hell out of those artichokes and serve them with warm butter so imagine my delight when this stolen Bon Appetit article said to do the same.
Steamed Artichokes & Garlic Butter.
What I Used.
4-5 Artichokes. 1 tsp Minced Garlic. ½ cup Salted Butter. Salt. Pepper.
What I Did.
Rinse the Artichokes, drying them as well as possible.
Cut off the stems and cut off the top so that the tip of the heart is exposed.
Feel free to cut off any other brown tips/leaves as necessary. Those do you no good and they’re tough as hell to cook.
Fill a large pot with 2 – 3 inches of water.
Add the Artichokes to a steamer basket.
Place the basket in the water and sprinkle salt & pepper on top of the artichokes.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Simmer, covered, for 1 hour or until you can insert a fork into the base of the artichokes with ease.