AeroWesty
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Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:29 am

At this time of year I can't resist a jumbo artichoke. The one before me is HUGE.

Growing up near the coast of Northern California, I learned how to eat artichokes the right way ...  Wink ... just peeling off the leaves one by one, dipping them in Best Foods mayo, then peeling the heart away from the pulpy bit at the end, and cutting the heart up into quarters, dipping it into more Best Foods. Basically, an artichoke is just a vehicle for good mayo.

The first time I had one at a restaurant, the top had been lopped off, the center hollowed out, and a sauce poured into it for dipping. I was horrified.

How do you eat your choke? Or are you intimidated by the noble thistle?
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:05 am

I have a jar of artichoke hearts in my pantry. It's been there for two years. I was going to use them in some italian dish, but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

If they're of the marinated variety, unleash them on a salad!
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
I was going to use them in some italian dish, but couldn't bring myself to unleash those horrid looking vegetables.

You're missin out on something great man.
Take those artichokes out of your cabinet, and dust them off.

Throw some farfalle pasta on the boil.

Saute some shallot, garlic, smoked ham, sun dried tomato, peas and the artichokes. Mix in some bechemel cream sauce, and toss with the cooked pasta.

Top with fresh grated parmesan and enjoy!

You will thank me in the morning. It's so freakin good!

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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:57 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
...dipping them in Best Foods mayo...

Ugh. You were right on track up to there.  yuck 

Replace the mayo with drawn butter and lemon.  drool   yummy 
 
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 4):
Replace the mayo with drawn butter and lemon.

Well okay, since it's your a.net birthday today, just this once!
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:13 pm

Oh shite! I didn't notice 'til you said that. I may only be two, but I'm spouting mindless drivel at a fourth grade level.
 
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
w do you eat your choke? Or are you intimidated by the noble thistle?

Never touch them because.....

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Basically, an artichoke is just a vehicle for good mayo.

I generally avoid food that is tasteless without the "benefit" of other substances.
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:41 pm

Best Foods mayo...never heard of it. Out here in NJ, we have Hellman's instead.
 
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RE: Getting In Touch With Your Inner Artichoke Lover

Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:44 pm

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 8):
Out here in NJ, we have Hellman's instead.

Yes, it's Best Foods west of the Rockies. Same stuff.
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