steamed artichokes with red pepper aioli

Categories: Veggies and Sides, Posted by Sandy Bergsten - Comments (0)


4 fresh artichokes (preferbly with tight leaves), rinsed

6 T mayonnaise, such as Hellman’s

1 T hot sauce, such as Frank’s

1-2 dashes of cayenne pepper



Cut the stems off the artichokes near the base. Make a cross in each stem with a sharp knife.

Place artichokes in a steamer basket over boiling water that is lowered to an aggressive simmer. Cover and steam until tender, about 25 minutes. Check to see if the artichokes are done by carefully removing one of the lower leaves. If you cannot pull out one of the leaves or if the flesh is still tough cover and continue to simmer.

Allow artichokes to cool on a plate. Can be made hours in advance. Cool completely, cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Meanwhile whisk together the mayonnaise, hot sauce and cayenne pepper to taste. Can be made ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate.

Place artichokes on individual plates with a spoonful red pepper aioli on the side.


Serves 4

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