Fresh Artichokes With Mustard Sauce Recipe

Step 1

Wash artichokes carefully and drain. Slice off upper tip of each artichoke with a sharp knife. With kitchen shears, trim off the thorny ends of the leaves. The stems should be cut off even with the base of the artichoke.

Step 2

Combine water, vinegar and pickling spices in a deep, 3-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole.

Step 3

Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

Step 4

Place artichokes upright in casserole.

Step 5

Heat, covered, in Microwave Oven 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 6

Cook until bases are tender when pierced with a fork and lower leaves pull away easily. Set aside.

Step 7

In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients.

Step 8

If desired, heat mustard sauce, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 1 1/2 minutes or until heated through.

Step 9

Dip leaves into mustard sauce.

Tip: If desired, the leaves may be removed and arranged on a platter before serving. The fuzzy choke should be removed and the heart of the artichoke cut for serving.

Things You'll Need

  • 4lg Globe artichokes
  • 1c Water
  • 2T Vinegar
  • 1T Whole pickling spices
  • 1c Prepared brown mustard
  • 5/8oz Pk Italian salad dressng mix
  • 2T Vinegar or dry white wine
  • (few) Tabasco sauce
  • 1t Worcestershire sauce

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