Oven Roasted Artichokes

Oven Roasted Artichokes

Roasting artichokes takes a bit of effort but they're so delicious, it's really worth it. If you can get your hands on some fresh raw artichokes, give this a try!

Ingredients: 2-4 servings

☆Olive oil
1/2 cup
1/2 tablespoon (or to taste)
a small amount
☆Garlic (finely chopped)
2-3 cloves


1. Once you've washed your artichokes, chop off the tips like so.
2. The tips of the leaves are very pointed, so clip them off with a pair of scissors.
3. Slice each artichoke in half vertically. You'll see a purple section and a soft, sponge-like pith underneath. Scoop these portions out with a spoon. Watch out when you're handling the purple section, since its very thorny.
4. Soak your artichokes in a lemon water solution (juice from half a lemon + enough water to cover the artichokes) so they don't change change while you're prepping them.
5. Boil water in a large pot, and squeeze in the leftover half of the lemon. Place in the prepared artichokes and boil for just under 20 minutes or so.
6. Once boiled, drain in a sieve. Start preheating the oven to 220℃ / 425°F.
7. Lay a sheet of aluminium foil and position the artichokes on top. Pour on the ☆ seasoning mixture. Make sure you get some in between the leaves as well.
8. Once you've roasted them for 20-25 minutes, you're done! Peel them leaf by leaf, and enjoy their texture with your teeth. You can eat them all the way to the center.

Story Behind this Recipe

Every time I saw these at our local Costco, I always had the impulse to give them a try. I challenged myself to cooking with them, and they were so delicious! You won't be able to stop eating these.