steamed artichokes with roasted garlic aioli // brooklyn supper
Steamed Artichokes with Roasted Garlic Aioli
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

A straightforward recipe for vibrant steamed artichokes dipped in a creamy roasted garlic aioli.

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Makes: 4 servings
Author: Brooklyn Supper
  • 4 large artichokes
  • 3 lemons
  1. Fill a large bowl two-thirds full of water. Halve one of the lemons and squeeze all the juice into the water; toss in lemon rinds too. Halve another lemon and set on cutting board.
    steamed artichokes with roasted garlic aioli // brooklyn supper
  2. With a vegetable brush, gently brush artichoke leaves and stem in an upward motion under cold running water (watch out for thorns). Next, use a large, sharp knife to slice 1-inch from the top of artichoke. Immediately squeeze lemon juice over the fresh cut. Next use kitchen scissors to trim thorny tips of artichokes leaves. Immerse prepped artichoke in lemon water. Repeat process until all artichokes have been prepped. 

    steamed artichokes with roasted garlic aioli // brooklyn supper
  3. Fill a large stock pot with 2-inches of water, add a steaming basket, cover, and bring to a boil. When water's boiling, add artichokes so that the stems are pointing up. Recover pot. Steam artichokes 20 - 30 minutes, or until leaves peel off easily and the base of the stem is easily pierced with a fork. (Depending on size, cook time can vary – keep a close eye out toward the end.)
  4. Remove from pot and serve right away with a small bowl of roasted garlic aioli (recipe below) and remaining lemon cut into wedges.