Easy Baked Artichokes

This is an easy cooking alternative to boiling artichokes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 large artichokes, rinsed and trimmed (remove the entire stem)
1 whole lemon, cut in half
4 cloves of garlic, cut into slivers
4 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt to taste
4 sheets of heavy duty foil wrap

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Squeeze juice of lemon half on the top of each trimmed artichoke. Drizzle each artichoke with 2 tablespoons of olive oil allowing oil to go in between leaves.

Stuff two cloves of slivered garlic between leaves of each artichoke. Sprinkle each with salt and pepper.

Double wrap each artichoke with 2 layers of heavy duty foil, sealing well on top by twisting and pinching foil packets. Place foil packets of artichokes in oven and bake.

Jumbo to large sized artichokes: Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Medium sized artichokes: Bake for 1 hour.

Remove artichokes from oven. When cool enough to handle, unwrap and carefully scoop out the fuzzy center of the baked artichokes. Serve with additional lemon or butter.

SOURCE: Adrienne Meier, Ocean Mist Farms