Wash your artichoke
Cut off the end
Cut off about 1 1/2 inches off the top
Remove any leaves from the outer part that look discolored
Fill a pot with a lid with about 2 inches of water in the bottom and place your artichoke in and cover and let steam until tender. You can add lemon or bay leaf to the water this will give your artichoke wonderful flavor. The leaves should come out easily. About 20-35 minutes depending on the size of your artichoke.
You can scrape the tender part of the leaves with your teeth and dip in drawn butter or an aioli
Cut about 1 1/2 inches off the top of the artichoke
Wrap in plastic wrap
Microwave on high for about 7-8 minutes or until tender
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