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Drunken Artichokes

An easy “steamed” artichoke recipe for my friend George.

Drunken Artichokes

An easy "steamed" artichoke recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer


  • 3 Artichokes

Steaming Liquid

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2-4 cups Water (as required)
  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Salt (To taste)
  • Pepper (To taste)


  • 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Dill(optional)
  • Parsley
  • Leeks


Preparation – Clean the Artichokes

  • Remove the stem and small bottom leaves.
  • Slice the artichoke in half (vertically).
  • With a spoon, scoop out the choke (the feathery stuff in the bottom), and the purple leaves
  • Place open side up in the pot and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.

Steaming liquid

  • Add 1-2 inches of water – enough to almost float the artichokes, but not cover them. Add the lemon juice, red wine, garlic, onion, salt and pepper to the pot
  • Add any optional ingredients (I used dill, cajun seasoning, lemon, and leeks)

Cook Time

  • Bring the pot to a boil, then cover and simmer for 45 minutes
  • Remove from pot and let air dry.

Serving ideas

  • They're good as is, but you can make dips that go well
  • If you want to balance out the health benefits, you can mix equal parts melted butter and lemon juice together with a pinch of salt. This is my favorite but it's definitely not good for you.

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